Texas high school under fire after students reportedly gave Nazi salute

A Texas high school is facing backlash over leaked photos which appear to show some students giving a Nazi salute.

According to KPRC, the incident allegedly occurred at Cypress Ranch High School in Houston during senior class photos.

On January 31, a person with the Twitter handle @louismccorgilee posted two pictures of students posed together, several with their arms raised outward.

The accompanying comment read, "this is happening at my siblings' middle and high schools in houston."

The user also posted a text screenshot where someone wrote, "So apparently in Cy Ranch's class of 2017 'silly picture' some girls did the black power fist and so a bunch of white boys did the Nazi salute! Cool!"

An unnamed student source has since told KPRC that at least 70 students were also "shouting 'Heil Hitler' and 'Heil Trump.'"

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The student said, "Most people may think it was just kids just joking around but in the current political climate and the fact these kids are seniors in high school, it's beyond unacceptable."

In response, the school has sent a letter to parents stating, in part, "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."

The letter added, "We are currently conducting an investigation and those implicated will be punished according to the Student Code of Conduct."

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