(JNS) A viral picture of what appeared to be high school students at a weekend party in California saluting alongside a table with cups configured as a swastika has sparked outrage.
The area’s congressional representative, Democrat Harley Rouda, did not mince words in condemning the pictures. “There’s nothing funny about diminishing the history of Nazism, & their genocide against the Jewish people,” Rouda tweeted. “We must confront and condemn hatred without exception. These NHHS students must show the community that they’ll learn from this, & work to bind up the wounds they reopened.”
A community meeting about the incident occurred this week at Newport Harbor High School and was attended by many of the students at the party.
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District announced that it is investigating the images, which were posted and spread throughout social media.