It seems like people should be getting sent to the principal's office FOR making the Nazi salute, no?
But this is America 2019, where everything's made up and the points don't matter.
An 11-year-old girl was sent to the principal's office after telling her classmates to straight up stop making the Nazi salute, after an in-class exercise had a student portraying Adolf Hitler and doing the Sieg Heil:
Please comment with support for my 11-year-old daughter. She was removed from class and sent to the principal’s off… https://t.co/uRzrXolVQd— Keith Jacks Gamble (@Keith Jacks Gamble) 1557847463.0
Students reportedly mimicked the gesture repeatedly, causing the girl to say, "Stop it, put your hands down now."
Children at school have been giving Nazi salutes in the hallways and at recess for weeks, after a teacher assigned… https://t.co/eYRYtWUacd— Keith Jacks Gamble (@Keith Jacks Gamble) 1557847465.0
Her teacher basically told her to not talk about it at all, effectively trying to silence her.
She spoke up every time.
Each time, my daughter spoke out even though she was told by a teacher “not to address it.” She has been bullied by… https://t.co/kplvBGwuTP— Keith Jacks Gamble (@Keith Jacks Gamble) 1557847465.0
But her family is so proud of her, and I bet there are others who are too! Positive messages of support will be shared with her.— Keith Jacks Gamble (@Keith Jacks Gamble) 1557847465.0
Her dad sent an email to the school, asking for an explanation of why it was his daughter who was sent in for disciplinary action, rather than the students doing the Sieg Heil:
https://t.co/JileU220Nr— Keith Jacks Gamble (@Keith Jacks Gamble) 1557847465.0
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James Evans, a spokesperson for the Rutherford County School District, responded to Buzzfeed News about the incident:
"During rehearsal on Thursday, May 9, the student gave his presentation, and when he gave his salute, some other students in the class responded with the same salute," Evans said. "When this occurred, one student became upset and had an outburst."
"The student was not disciplined or punished in any way for her concerns or actions," he said. "In fact, the school agrees the actions of the students were completely inappropriate."
But according to Gamble's account, the salute was performed 10-20 more times to his daughter.
@KeithJGamble Totally proud of your daughter for her conviction; for standing up for what is right even when it is hard. Good for you!— Gene Sperling (@Gene Sperling) 1557905458.0
@KeithJGamble She shouldn’t have to address it again because TEACHERS and FACULTY should be addressing it!! This is outrageous.— 𝐸𝓇𝒾𝒸𝓀𝒶 🌹 (@𝐸𝓇𝒾𝒸𝓀𝒶 🌹) 1557899801.0
@KeithJGamble Your daughter is a hero. She's amazing and I'm sure you are so, so proud of her. I can't wait to tell… https://t.co/lXYiJtVLMv— The Boho Kitchen (@The Boho Kitchen) 1557924937.0
@KeithJGamble I am so very angry on her behalf. The teacher is the one in the wrong here.— ischemgeek (@ischemgeek) 1557904636.0
@KeithJGamble That "teacher" needs to be fired. #NoNazis— Maggi Carter (@Maggi Carter) 1557897476.0
Evans continued that the principal met with the fifth grade class to end the spread of the salute.
"In addition, the school will no longer feature a student portraying Hitler or the salute as part of the Living History project," Evans said. "The school will find alternative means of covering the fifth-grade history standard."
@KeithJGamble My heart goes out to your daughter, something should be done about that situation.— vmay (@vmay) 1557929965.0
@KeithJGamble Sad TIMES WE'RE living in, 🌏, ✌& 💞😖👀 https://t.co/QtNNigCJ8J— Rhae Marie 💋💞💜💍✌ (@Rhae Marie 💋💞💜💍✌) 1557928980.0
@KeithJGamble Are the teachers Nazis?— Stan: The ALIEN Marketing Guy (@Stan: The ALIEN Marketing Guy) 1557924982.0
@KeithJGamble She did good! This teacher is so very wrong to allow Nazi salutes! Compliments to your daughter from the Netherlands— Monique (@Monique) 1557899562.0
In America 2019, who will yell and scream about free speech being oppressed when the school disciplines the use of Nazi salutes?
The little girl is not at fault for calling them out, and this kind of behavior cannot be encouraged.