Baraboo Superintendent: students protected by free-speech

BARABOO (WKOW) — Officials with the Baraboo School District said the First Amendment right to free-speech protects those high school students who were photographed giving what appears to be a Nazi salute.

In a letter that was sent out to parents on Wednesday, The State Journal reports Superintendent Lori Mueller stated that part of the investigation into the photo is complete.

In here letter, Mueller wrote, “Moreover, because of students’ First Amendment rights, the district is not in a position to punish the students for their actions.”

According to The State Journal, the letter also noted the intention of the photo is still unclear.

The group of high school teens were photographed outside the Sauk County Courthouse in Baraboo last May before their prom.

Another community meeting will be held on Thursday at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

More on this story at WKOW 27 News

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