MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – School officials in central Wisconsin have denounced a photo, which appeared on Twitter over the weekend, showing dozens of high school boys posing with an apparent Nazi salute.

Lori Mueller, of the Baraboo School District, said Monday via Twitter that the district will pursue all available options, including legal action, in response to the photo.

The photo appears to have been posted Saturday by the Twitter account @GoBaraboo. The post has since been deleted, but not before being screengrabbed by user @CarlySidey, who tweeted it to district officials.

The original post appears to show at least 40 boys in tuxedos raising their arms in the Hitler salute. The post’s caption reads: “We even got the black kid to throw it up #barabooproud.”

The photo got national attention late Sunday night after being shared by journalist Jules Suzdaltsev, of The Young Turks, who was seeking context for the photo.

According to Suzdaltsev, several former and current students flooded him with messages, saying there’s racist bullying at the school and officials have done little to stop it.

He also says the photo shows students from the class of 2019 and was taken during their junior prom by one of the student’s parents.

Baraboo, Wisconsin, is about 250 miles southeast of the Twin Cities.

Comments (3)
  1. Jerry Hawkins says:

    Hmmm…. it is ok for an Antifa group to attack the family of a Journalist and yell racist remarks, but boys who raise their arms in what appears to be a Hitler salute, is unacceptable? I do not condone this by the way, but Antifa is and always will be a RACIST group. Shut them BOTH down. Always a double standard for Liberals. Phoney ass people.

  2. Louis Petrovsky says:

    The question is how so many of these young people could somehow be inspired to find joy in paying homage to evil — or did someone or someones (like, maybe, some grandparents?) persuade them Hitler and the Nazis were in fact cool guys?

  3. Mary Sullivan Rueckert says:

    Thank you for bringing attention to this story. Mob mentality/stupidity is never a justification for this OR for terrorizing anyone.

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