A Wisconsin High School will not be punishing students who made what appeared to be a Nazi salute in a…
A Wisconsin High School will not be punishing students who made what appeared to be a Nazi salute in a junior prom group photograph, because doing so would violate their First Amendment rights.
The picture showing around 60 students from Baraboo High School, some raising their arms in a Nazi salute, went viral after being posted on Twitter earlier in November.
Photographer Peter Gust-who took the picture -Has hevdet at de studerende var vinkende, en konto disputed af en elev i billedet, som ikke hævede hans arm.
The Auschwitz Memorial said the images showed the danger of hateful ideology rising, and there were calls for the students to be punished for making the gesture.
In a letter to parents Baraboo Superintendent Lori Mueller said the district can Punish the students because they are protected by the First Amendment.
“We can not know the intentions in the hearts of those who were involved,” she wrote Wednesday, in the letter obtained by the Wisconsin State Journal. “Videre, fordi studenters første ændringsrettigheder, er distriktet ikke i stand til at straffe elevene for deres handlinger.”
Det er sagt, at det havde aflagt de fleste af dets undersøgelser i billederne, men nogle “vigtige detaljer” forblev unclear.
Mueller had described the student’s actions as “not reflective of the educational values” of the school district after the picture emerged, and said it would pursue “any and all available and appropriate actions, including legal.”
In a November 14 statement it said “We understand the moral responsibility we have to be relentless in our work to create a culture in which racism is not tolerated …. Vi er så meget ked af at handlinger fra nogle af vores elever så forståeligt og dybt hurt people around the world. “
It announced a series of community meetings where parents and other residents would discuss the issue.