Baraboo School District Plans Program After Nazi Salute Image

District Superintendent Sent Letter To Parents On Wednesday

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Group of Baraboo High School boys giving Nazi salute
A screenshot taken Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 of a tweet from Jules Suzdaltsev that shares the image of the group of Baraboo High School boys giving the Nazi salute.

A Wisconsin school district plans to host a community program after a photograph surfaced of high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute.

Baraboo Superintendent Lori Mueller said in a letter to parents Wednesday that the district is in the planning stages with civic, community and faith leaders to host the program. Mueller said details will be “shared as soon as possible.”

“We are so sorry that the actions of some of our students so understandably and deeply hurt people around the world,” she said.

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The photo of about 60 boys was taken outside the Sauk County Courthouse in Baraboo last spring. About two-thirds of the boys have their right arms raised in what appears to be a Nazi salute.

The parent who took the photo said he was simply asking the teens to wave goodbye to their parents before they headed to prom.

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