Wisconsin Students Pose Giving Nazi Symbol In School Photo

Wisconsin High Schools Students Pose Doing Nazi Salute In Prom Photo

Image via Twitter/Jules Suzdaltsev

There appear to be at least 50 boys making the gesture

A photo of Wisconsin high school students at their junior prom went viral over the weekend when a bunch of classmates decided it would be a good idea to all give a Nazi salute. The school district and local police are now investigating the matter.

The photo appears to show around 50 male students from Baraboo High School performing the Sieg Heil, a hand signal adopted by the Nazi Party in the 1930’s to signal devotion to Adolf Hitler and to use at Nazi political rallies. The photo, which was taken earlier this year on the Sauk County Courthouse steps, garnered attention when it was posted to Twitter. Carly Sidey, a former student in Baraboo, tweeted a screenshot of the photo and shared it to a private Twitter account, @GoBaraboo.

″This post has since been deleted, but i just want [Baraboo School District] to be aware of the disturbing actions that are represented in this photograph,” Sidey tweeted Sunday. “This is BEYOND sickening.” Writer Jules Suzdaltsev tweeted the image as well asking for students to explain the photo.

Baraboo School District administrator Lori Mueller spoke out against the photo in a tweet on Monday, saying it’s “not reflective of the education values and beliefs of the School District of Baraboo. The District will pursue any and all available and appropriate actions, including legal, to address.”