Transcript for High school students under fire for Nazi salute
We turn to a group of California high school students under fire after a video surfaced showing them doing a Nazi salute. Matt Gutman is outside their school in Garden Grove. Good morning, Matt. Reporter: They did attend this high school. In that video it does not appear that any of those students were coerced into making that Nazi salute. One of the kids is seen laughing in the video on a loudspeaker a Nazi marching tune is playing which one kid is singing. The school says it's taking action but what is so disturbing about this is that the number of these nazi-related incidents have more than doubled over the past several years. This now viral video showing a group of California teens raising the Nazi salute is sparking outrage this morning. About ten male teens all students reportedly members of the Pacifica high school water pole Lee team are seen making it during an off campus event. Some heard singing a song used by the third Reich. The school district telling ABC news that it strongly condemned the offensive nazi-related gestures seen in the footage first obtained by the daily beast. The video was taken in November of last year and shared on Snapchat and that it only became aware of the video in March at which time school administrators took immediate action and addressed the situation with all students and families involved. This video taken just a few months after this photo was taken at a teen party in nearby Newport beach which shocked the community. It showed teens around a table topped with red plastic cups arranged in the shape of a swastika and their hands raised in apparent Nazi salute. The anti-defamation league reporting nearly 1900 incidents last year, 344 at K through 12 schools up nearly 50% since 2016. Were these kids asked to apologize? Were they disciplined in? We don't know. The school says it is refusing to disclose any disciplinary information citing federal privacy concerns and pressed them further and would only said they used restorative practices. When we asked them what that meant, we good no response. That was the question to ask. Sure was. Thanks very much.
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