- A parent saw a substitute teacher lead third-graders in a Nazi salute at Georgia (Vermont) Elementary School last week, the Milton Independent reported, citing school officials.
- The salute occurred outside the school cafeteria, and the parent witnessed the incident from the parking lot, the paper said.
- “The children were standing with their arms out in front of them, and the teacher was modeling the position,” the witness told school officials, according to a letter to parents of children directly affected, the Independent reported. “She then raised her arm slightly and said, ‘and now we say, Heil Hitler.’”
- Franklin West Supervisory Union Superintendent Ned Kirsch told the paper that the veteran substitute teacher admitted to the act when confronted by school officials.
- “She was immediately relieved of her position as a long-term sub and will not be returning to our school in any capacity,” Kirsch said in the letter to parents, the Independent said.
- When asked if he knew the teacher's intent, Kirsch told WCIX-TV that he couldn't answer.