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Baraboo schools reaffirm “hate-free environment” after viral tweet or students' apparent Nazi salutes

November 12, 2018 US 2 Views More Headlines BARABOO, Wis. – The superintendent of the Baraboo School District is reminding…

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BARABOO, Wis. – The superintendent of the Baraboo School District is reminding parents and students that their school is a hate-free environment after a photo of students executing what appeared to be a Nazi salute was circulated on social media channels.

The post – which has been deleted since – was tweeted about 9 p.m. Sunday.

The caption on the tweet ends with “#barabooproud.”

Since then, the post has gotten the attention of thousands of people on Twitter , and the Baraboo School District has posted announcements on its website and sent a letter home to parents.

The message sent to parents from Superintendent Lori Mueller called the “extremely inappropriate” and said that the district is investigating the situation and is working with local authorities.

“If the gesture is what it seems to be, the district will pursue any and all available and appropriate actions, including legal, to address the issue,” the letter said.

Mueller said the district has confirmed that the foto was niet genomen op schoolbezit of op een school-sponsored event.

Mueller said earlier Monday morning that the photo is ” completely unacceptable. ” She said the district is “very concerned” about the image, adding the gesture is certainly not endorsed by the district.

Until Monday morning, the pictures were still available on the WheelMemories photography website. De har siden blitt slettet og erstattet med et budskab fra firmaet.

It said it part, “Due to malicious behavior on the part of some in society; this page has been modified. de in de samenleving die kunnen en doen de tijd om te zijn jerks; knowingly and willingly to be jerks! “

The posted message also included an apology: “To anyone who was hurt I sincerely apologize.”

A representative with the Baraboo Police Department said they are officially looking into the incident, but would not comment on what the criminal charges could be.

Stay with News 3 for the latest on this story and the response from the district, students and parents.

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