German 'Nazi' classroom under investigation

According to media reports, the ninth-graders have taken to popular messaging app WhatsApp to promote Nazi slogans.

October 29, 2014 14:15
Nazi salute

Man gives Nazi salute . (photo credit: REUTERS)


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A school district in Germany has caused quite the media stir this week after images of students saluting with Hitler-like mustaches surfaced in an influential publication.

German newspaper Bild broke the story on Tuesday, revealing that members of a high school class were communicating using the notorious Nazi salute and other 1930s-Germany rhetoric.

According to local media reports, the ninth-graders have taken to popular messaging app WhatsApp to promote Nazi slogans, anti-Semitic jokes and other offensive content. Twenty-nine students are part of the group.

The school kids reportedly greet one another with the 'Hiel Hitler' sign, a symbol that has come to define the Third Reich's reign over 70 years ago.

The case has grabbed the attention of the cops, who have launched an investigation into the school. A police spokesperson said they were mulling legal action against the teens.

As for the school district's knowledge of the controversial activity - a spokesperson from the Education Ministry stated that if the report turned out to be true, they would show no tolerance.

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