California School Won’t Say If Students Who Made Nazi Salutes Were Disciplined

HeadlineAug 22, 2019

A Southern California school district is under fire after administrators failed to inform parents about repeated incidents of hate speech by members of a high school water polo team captured on video. The incidents occurred at Pacifica High School in Orange County. In one video, 10 students are seen singing a Nazi song while performing a Sieg Heil salute during an awards ceremony. In another video, a student is seen wrapped in a Confederate battle flag. In a third video, two students are seen goose-stepping while waving a German flag. School district officials reportedly learned about the videos last March but failed to inform parents and teachers, and have refused to say if anyone was disciplined over the hate speech. On Tuesday, officials with the Garden Grove Unified School District said they have reopened an investigation.

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