Students photographed appearing to give Nazi salute protected by free-speech, Wisconsin school district says

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Officials with a Wisconsin school district have admitted free-speech rights would make it difficult to discipline the high school students who appeared to be delivering Nazi salutes in a photo.

The controversial image that went viral earlier this month was taken last spring outside the Sauk County Courthouse in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The image was posted on a Twitter account earlier this month, making the rounds across the internet.

The image, which included about 60 boys, drew widespread condemnation because of the appearance that some of the students are giving a Nazi salute.

Peter Gust, the photographer who took the picture, said the image was “taken out of context” and was as “innocent as boys and girls going to prom.” He said he told the boys to “wave goodbye” before heading off to their prom. – READ MORE

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