Substitute teacher fired for teaching kids Nazi salute
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Substitute teacher fired for teaching kids Nazi salute

Vermont superintendent says he doesn't know what motivation was of educator who showed students how to heil Hitler

Illustrative. A man performs the Nazi salute outside an event hall at Texas A&M University on December 6, 2016, where the leader of the so-called alt-right movement, Richard Spencer, was speaking. (Ricky Ben-David/Times of Israel)
Illustrative. A man performs the Nazi salute outside an event hall at Texas A&M University on December 6, 2016, where the leader of the so-called alt-right movement, Richard Spencer, was speaking. (Ricky Ben-David/Times of Israel)

GEORGIA, Vermont — A substitute teacher in Vermont was fired after being accused of showing elementary school children how to make the Nazi salute to Adolf Hitler.

In an email to parents, Georgia, Vermont, Elementary School superintendent Ned Kirsch said children were seen standing with arms out and the teacher modeling the salute.

He said she raised her arm slightly and then said “now we say Heil Hitler.”

Kirsch said the teacher admitted the act and he informed parents of the Thursday decision, WCAX-TV reported.

The television station reported that the woman apparently had filled in at the school for several years. She wasn’t immediately identified.

The superintendent said he did not know what the teacher’s intent was. He said a guidance counselor will visit the classroom and make sure the students feel safe.

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