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Parkland officials investigating teacher who allegedly called pro-gun student 'Hitler' in class

Broward County School District officials are investigating a Parkland history teacher who allegedly compared Kyle Kashuv to Hitler during a bizarre in-class rant. (RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images)

Officials at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are investigating a history teacher who allegedly compared pro-gun student Kyle Kashuv to "Hitler" during a recent in-class rant about Kashuv.

What are the details?

MSD history teacher Gregory Pittman, who has been active on Twitter following the February massacre and has been outspoken in support of gun control, allegedly compared Kashuv to Adolf Hitler during a recent in-class rant where he claimed Kashuv — and his pro-Second Amendment views — are "dangerous."

Pittman's comments came after an intense back-and-forth with Kashuv on Twitter this week. The exchange followed a recent trip Kashuv made with his family to a local gun range.

"It was basically a hate fest. They were just saying means things about Kyle. He talked about how he was right, and how Kyle was making an ass of himself. He did say he 'was the Hitler type.' I don’t really know what that means exactly, but I think he was just being crazy," an MSD junior who witnessed Pittman's rant told Fox News.

Kashuv was not present in the class during the rant. He later denounced Pittman's rant.

He said: "My grandfather was one of the only survivors of the holocaust out of his entire family, and now a teacher is calling me the next Hitler because I have different political views. Sad!"

Now what's happening?

Broward County Public Schools spokeswoman Nadine Drew told Fox News district officials are looking into the incident.

"School leaders take all matters involving students and staff seriously. They are aware of the allegations and are looking into the matter," she said.

However, Drew did not elaborate, nor did she explain what specific policies Pittman broke or if he will face disciplinary action for his comments.

Pittman himself has not commented on the incident.

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