Utah, November 2, 2019:

The headteacher of a school in Utah, United States, has been suspended after one of their pupils was allowed to march in the school’s Halloween parade while dressed up as German Dictator Adolf Hitler.

Support Independent Media

Support us in our efforts to bring authentic, extensive and thorough news coverage from Northeast India. Do support independent media as good journalism can only survive when a media organization is both editorially and financially independent.

Pay for quality news

ALSO READ: Naga People’s Front Requests NSCN (IM) to Reach “Amicable Final Settlement”

Creekside Elementary School in Davis County has also suspended a teacher, while they look into the incident.

ALSO READ: Naga Peace Talks: Manipur Body Sets Nov 4 as Deadline for Govt to Reveal “Details”

The image of the pupil shared on Facebook included a caption which alleged he had been “Hailing Hitler” and doing Nazi salutes “in the face of the few minority children who attend the school”, reports Deseret News.

The school kid’s Halloween costume was shared by a mother whose child attends the school in a Facebook group for mothers in the area.

The mother branded the student’s outfit emulating the Nazi dictator whose campaign of extermination led to the mass murder of six million Jews during the Second World War, as “ridiculous and distasteful as one could get”.

ALSO READ: Meghalaya: Eviction of Non-Tribal Hawkers Begins in Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council

A spokesperson for Utah district said: “The Davis School District apologises for what took place yesterday. It does not tolerate speech, images or conduct that portray or promote hate in any form.

Support Inside Northeast (InsideNE), an independent media platform that focuses on Citizen-centric stories from Northeast India that are surprising, inspiring, cinematic and emotionally relevant.

Readers like you make Inside Northeast’s work possible.

To support our brand of fearless and investigative journalism, support us HERE.


The Inside Northeast app HERE for News, Views, and Reviews from Northeast India.

Do keep following us for news on-the-go. We deliver the Northeast

Share this: