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Nazi Salute Photo, Anti-Semitic Tweets, Cause Controversy For High School Girls Basketball Team

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Three students on the Greely High School girls basketball team in Cumberland, Maine, were punished this week when a Nazi salute photo surfaced online.

Dan McKeone, the school’s principal and athletic director, said that the girl’s were disciplined for the photo but did not saw exactly what the punishment entailed.

McKeone said:

“…These events, while disturbing, also provide us with an opportunity to teach our children about tolerance and respect… We will be working with the team in order to help them gain a better understanding of the ramifications of incidents such as this. We will also been looking for additional opportunities to educate the greater school community…”

Emily Chaleff, executive director of the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine, agreed with McKeone saying that the school should use the Nazi salute photo as a teaching tool.

Chaleff said:

“When situations like this come up when students are using prejudiced and intolerant speech and actions, it shows that the school really needs to seriously institute anti-bias, anti-bullying education and curriculum.”

The three girls in the photo are all wearing school uniforms and, according to Pep Rally, one of the student’s was given the nickname Hitler.

The girl’s allegedly created the Nazi salute photo to intimate a Jewish teammate. The girl’s also sent out antisemitic on Twitter.

One tweet reads: “So Jewish to have prac on Christmas Eve day.”

Another adds: “If —- picked me up, she would’ve made me do sprints, then put me in a gas chamber.”

Unfortunately, this isn’t the only antisemitic incident this week. A student in the UK was punished this week for making the Nazi salute toward his teacher.

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9 Responses to “Nazi Salute Photo, Anti-Semitic Tweets, Cause Controversy For High School Girls Basketball Team”

  1. Anonymous

    This used to be a FREE COUNTRY, NOT anymore, thanks to all the political correct butheads.

  2. Anonymous

    This used to be a FREE COUNTRY but thanks to those political correct butheads it's getting like OLD RUSSIA.

  3. Wolff Bachner

    the issues here are the age of the participants, bullying and the fact they are wearing their school uniform. minor children who attend school are subject to a discipline and conduct code imposed by the school. the Supreme Court has upheld the right of schools to impose such standards. this has nothing to do with freedom; it has to do with kids behaving like immature bullies while representing their school.

  4. Mike Stamper

    Freedom of Speech has about the same future in this country as the right to bear arms: none. Two right arm salutes and a peace symbol… Sounds like kids making a joke and having a little fun. Was anyone hurt? Was there any incitement to violence? Of course not! These kids are being punished for being Politically Incorrect – a new category of crime based on "Thoughtcrime" from Orwell's 1984. Jim Morrison (of The Doors) was right. We are becoming a bunch of slaves, terrified of saying the Wrong Thing lest we be punished by the 21st century Thought Police in our schools, jobs, and communities.

  5. Nancy DuChene

    Over Six MILLION people were murdered by the man who demanded this Salute. It's not politically incorrect…..It's disgusting and they should be expelled.

  6. Samuel Hain

    Nancy DuChene – At least 29 million people were killed by Mao Zedong, but Nancy has no problem with young people wearing Red Chinese Star t shirts. Google it, you can buy yours online now. Remember Nancy, get upset only at the things the lib media tells you to get upset at.

  7. Steven Davis

    Don't we have more things to worry about, Kids are just kids, But if they were a Muslim wearing a Burka to school and saying death to America, we would say their just Exercising there first Amendment Right…