Tuesday was picture day for Cypress Ranch High School’s senior class, and what should have been a fun and pleasant experience for the students, turned out to be terrifying for most.
During the photoshoot, the senior students were supposed to take a serious picture and then a silly one. Let’s just say that nobody is laughing about the “silly” picture.
According to KPRC Channel 2 News, an anonymous student from the high school, who witnessed the entire incident, sent an email to the News agency saying that at least 70 or more students were shouting “Heil Hitler” and “Heil Trump,” with at least ten of the students giving the Nazi Salute. “It was pretty terrifying,” the student recalled.
The email from the student went on to say:
‘Most people may think it was just kids joking around but in the current political climate and the fact these kids are seniors in high school, it’s beyond unacceptable.’
This kid is right. It is totally and completely unacceptable for senior students, who are 17 and 18 years old, to behave in this manner. So, where were the teachers when this was going on? According to a tweet from another student who wished to remain anonymous, the teachers who were present did nothing.
‘None of the teachers even said anything. They just let them be Nazi boys.’
Luckily, the students who were not involved in this nonsense took pictures and shared them to social media and local news agencies so these kids could see how ridiculous they look.
In the photograph below, you can clearly see there are at least 10 hands giving the salute.
— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) February 2, 2017
Cypress Ranch High School did not respond to any requests for comments on Thursday, but the principal sent a memo out to the parents on the day of the incident, promising to conduct an “investigation,” and added that “those implicated will be punished.” The memo read in part:
‘Several of our students made the poor choice of displaying inappropriate gestures during this time… Unfortunately, many of these images have been shared on social media. This is extremely disappointing as this is not an accurate representation of our student body… We ask that you talk to your students regarding the posting and sharing of negative social media as this perpetuates a false image of Cy Ranch HS.’
The principal sounds way more worried about the “false image” of his school than about the actual incident.
There’s obviously much more going on in this school than what the principal is trying to cover up, being that another student anonymously tweeted that “there were swastikas all over my desk in science.”
Parents have every right to know what type of school they are sending their children to and for the teachers not to step in during this type of behavior and the principal trying to hide this incident, speaks volumes about the faculty’s character.
Check out the video below, courtesy of KPRC:
Featured image screengrab via YouTube
H/T: KPRC News