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High school students give Nazi salute and shout ‘Heil Trump, Heil Hitler’ (VIDEO)

Dozens of high school students in Southern Texas gave a Nazi salute for their class picture, and even praised Adolf Hitler.

According to KPRC in Houston, roughly 70 students at Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress, Texas — just South of Houston — participated in a coordinated stunt in which they raised their right hands with their fingers extended and shouted “Heil Hitler,” which was the traditional salute in Nazi Germany during the Third Reich.

During the photo, students were supposed to hold still for one photo, then take a fun pose for the second. It was during the second photo when students gave a Nazi salute.

An anonymous student who leaked the photo to social media told reporters that their classmates also shouted “Heil Trump,” in addition to saluting Adolf Hitler. The student referred to the stunt as “pretty terrifying.”

“Most people may think it was just kids joking around but in the current political climate and the fact these kids are seniors in high school, it’s beyond unacceptable,” the student told KPRC.

After the school photo caused outrage on social media, Cypress Ranch High School sent the following letter to parents:

“This letter is to make you aware of a situation that occurred on our campus today while our senior class was taking a large group panoramic picture. Several of our students made the poor choice of displaying inappropriate gestures during this time. Unfortunately, many of these images have been shared on social media. This is extremely disappointing as this is not an accurate representation of our student body.

“We are currently conducting an investigation and those implicated will be punished according to the Student Code of Conduct.

“We ask that you talk to your students regarding the posting and sharing of negative social media as this perpetuates a false image of Cy Ranch HS.

“We appreciate your partnership and support.”

Click here to watch video of KPRC’s coverage:

Zach Cartwright is an activist and author from Richmond, Virginia. He enjoys writing about politics, government, and the media. Send him an email at [email protected]

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