A director and a teacher from an elementary school in Utah were placed on leave after a student was allowed to march in the school's Halloween parade dressed as Adolf Hitler.
On Thursday, photos and videos were taken of the boy at the Creekside Elementary School, dressed in a dark brown shirt, black tie, a red bracelet with a hand-drawn swastika on it and a toothbrush mustache painted on his face.
Parents also say they saw the boy do a Nazi salute when the kids were walking around the school campus in Davis County and allegedly hadn't been instructed to stop.
A mother said the boy aimed the & # 39; Heil Hitler & # 39; sign to children of ethnic minorities. She called the costume & # 39; ridiculous and unsavory & # 39 ;.
On Thursday, photos and videos were taken of the boy at the Creekside Elementary School by the parents involved, dressed in a dark brown shirt and a black tie, with a toothbrush mustache on his face and dressed in a red bracelet with a hand-drawn swastika
Creekside director, Dana Rhinehart, and an unnamed teacher were suspended after video of the boy's outfit was released on social media Friday – causing a wave of recoil
Creekside director, Dana Rhinehart, and an unnamed teacher were suspended after video of the boy's outfit was released on social media Friday – causing a wave of recoil.
& # 39; The Davis School District apologizes for what happened yesterday. It does not tolerate speech, images or behaviors that represent or promote hate in any form & # 39 ;, the district said in a statement. & # 39; The district takes the matter very seriously and investigates every aspect of the situation. & # 39;
Parents of children at the school ask answers how the boy was allowed to enter the school – and later around it – dressed as the notorious dictator in the first place.
A mother of a third grade boy said her son told her after the annual event concluded that earlier in the day, the boy dressed as Hitler had been hostile to specific minority children, & # 39; reporting & # 39; Heil Hitler & # 39;, & # 39; in the faces.
The woman who wanted to remain anonymous while she spoke Fox 13, said her son was one of the victims. She called the school the next day to complain about the incident and was told that the boy had been removed from the parade, ordered to change, and his parents were called.
However, the mother would also have heard something from the school that kept her busy.
& # 39; It was something like apology. I was told that [the school] thought he was Charlie Chaplin, & she said. & # 39; And I kind of like it, he has a whole swastika on his arm.
& # 39; He must have been seen by his teacher, by several people, & # 39; she went on. & # 39; Hitler is painful. It is hurtful to people. It is a terrible part of the past of the world, so it should not be glorified at all.
& # 39; How do I know that this child is not taught so much hatred that one day he decides to get out and take it at school with my son because my son is a minority? & # 39; the woman asked.
A mother of a third grade boy said her son told her after the parade concluded that, earlier in the day, the boy dressed as Hitler had been specific to minority children, & # 39; reporting & # 39; Heil Hitler & # 39; sign up, & # 39; in their faces
A second parent told me Fox the boy made two laps around the school in the parade before any action was taken. During the first round the boy walked with a Nazi salute.
In a statement Friday night, the United Jewish Federation of Utah called the child's costume & # 39; intolerably offensive & # 39; and said it was & # 39; shocked & # 39; wash the boy's clothes.
& # 39; Almost all Jews and Americans regard Hitler and Nazi symbols as signifiers of the worst hatred, racism and crimes against humanity the world has known. Dressing a child like Hitler is unbearably offensive and should never be proposed, allowed or approved, & said the statement.
Others on social media voiced similar outrage, with one person calling all the adults who saw the boy in a suit without intervening and & # 39; being ashamed! & # 39;
Another expression of disapproval of the decision of the school district to suspend the director and the teacher with pay, tweeting: & # 39; It should be fired on the spot and again banned from working at school & # 39 ;.
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