A photo posted on social media appears to show dozens of high school students giving the Nazi salute. In the image, a group of about 50 students from Baraboo High School in Baraboo, Wisconsin, are seen smiling and posing while doing the Nazi salute. Some students also appear to be giving a white power salute in the photo, which was originally posted in a private album tagged #BarabooProud. Jordan Blue, a student who appears visibly uncomfortable in the photo, told journalist Jules Suzdaltsev that the boys from the class of 2019 took the photo during junior prom. “The photographer took the photos telling us to make the sign, I knew what my morals were and it was not to salute something I firmly did not believe in,” he said in a statement. “I attend BHS, these classmates have bullied me since entering middle school, … nothing has changed.”
The photo has drawn widespread condemnation from other students and the Baraboo school district. “The photo of students posted to #BarabooProud is not reflective of the educational values and beliefs of the School District of Baraboo,” said Baraboo School District Administrator Lori M. Mueller on Twitter . “The District will pursue any and all available and appropriate actions, including legal, to address.” The Baraboo Police Department also said it was assisting the school district with its investigation.