Olympic Heights High School Students Allegedly Involved. School District Issues Statement.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Principal of Olympic Heights High School issued a strongly worded statement after BocaNewsNow.com obtained two videos apparently showing students from the school engaged in Nazi salutes.
The students, who BocaNewsNow.com has learned are tenth graders, apparently filmed the video off of school grounds. We are not identifying them by name.
Principal Kelly Burke issued this statement to parents a short time ago. It was forwarded to BocaNewsNow.com by school district officials Thursday evening.
“An egregious video, portraying antisemitic activity, is circulating on social media. There is an unconfirmed claim that some students who attend Olympic Heights may have been involved in the production. While this highly offensive video was not taped or distributed on School District property, the District is currently investigating this matter.
The District takes a strict stance regarding combating antisemetic activity and is committed to educating our students regarding this horrific watershed event in history. By imparting students with a deeper understanding of the ramifications of prejudice, intolerance, and stereotyping, we can combat antisemitism, discrimination, and bigotry. Our District is proudly observing Holocaust Education Week, November 8 through the 12, by enlightening students through a variety of educational programs.
Here at Olympic Heights, a Holocaust survivor is scheduled to speak virtually to students as part of the school’s ongoing commitment to Holocaust education on November 16th.”
The controversy comes after former Spanish River High School Principal William Latson was fired after allegedly telling a parent that it wasn’t for him to decide whether the Holocaust occurred or not. He is suing the school district to be reinstated.
This is a developing story…
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