A recently-released video reportedly caught a group of high school students in California giving a Nazi salute and singing a Nazi song during an awards ceremony last year.
A video obtained by the Daily Beast apparently shows 10 members of Pacifica High School’s water polo team make antisemitic gesture while singing a Nazi marching song—written by Nazi party member and German composer Herms Niel—which was produced as Adolf Hitler rose to power and was played for German forces during World War II.
The video was reportedly posted to Instagram by one of the student-athletes—who briefly had the lyrics to the song in his Instagram bio.
In a statement issued to The Orange County Register on Monday, the Garden Grove Unified School District said the incident occurred during an “off-campus student athletics banquet in an empty and unsupervised room at the facility.” School district officials claimed they were made aware of the incident in March 2019.
While school officials said they “took immediate action and addressed the situation with all students and families involved,” they didn’t disclose whether any of the students seen in the video were disciplined.
“The video was shared within a small group of students on SnapChat,” the district said. “In response to this unfortunate incident, district and school administrators have reached out to community organizations to provide support that will continue to ensure an anti-bias learning environment and address issues of hate.”
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