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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials at a Minnesota high school wrote to parents after two students were pictured in a social media post doing a Nazi salute and holding a sign with references to Adolf Hitler.

Jeff Erikson, principal at suburban Minnetonka High School, called the post “deeply offensive” in his note to parents.

The Star Tribune reported the photo on a private Instagram account showed a teenage girl and boy doing the salute as they held an apparent invitation to the school’s annual Valentine’s Day dance called Sweethearts.

The newspaper reported the poster read: “Sweethearts would be a Hit(ler) w/you, and I could Nazi myself going w/anybody else. Be Mein? Yes or Nein.”

Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, called the image insulting.


Information from: Star Tribune,