BARABOO, Wis. — A Wisconsin school district is investigating a photo of a group of high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute.
Baraboo Superintendent Lori Mueller said she became aware of the photo Monday after it was posted on social media. The photo of more than 60 male students dressed in suits shows many with their right arm extended upward while posed on the steps of the Sauk County Courthouse.
Mueller did not say what occasion may have brought the students together, but said the photo appears to have been taken last spring; some of the boys are wearing boutonnieres. Mueller said it wasn’t taken on school grounds or at a school-sponsored event.
The photo drew widespread condemnation, including from a state senator who represents Baraboo, a town of about 12,000 residents that’s about 115 miles northwest of Milwaukee.