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Girls team is disciplined over Nazi salute

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Members of a Maine high school girls’ basketball team have been disciplined after a picture surfaced online of team members giving a Nazi salute. The principal and athletic director at Greely High School in Cumberland said in a letter to parents that two girls appear to be giving the Heil Hitler salute while a third girls sits between them. They said one team member has been nicknamed Hitler. All three girls are wearing their basketball uniforms. The letter said that ‘‘whether done in ignorance or with hate,’’ such behavior is ‘‘simply unacceptable.’’

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