Greely girls basketball players reprimanded for Nazi salute photograph

Posted Feb. 07, 2013, at 9:49 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Players for the Greely High School girls basketball team have been disciplined after an anti-Semitic photograph was found on Facebook.

According to a report by the Portland Press Herald, the photograph shows two players facing each other while performing the Nazi salute. A third player is seated between them with her hands held in a peace sign. All are wearing their team uniform.

One of the players was being called Hitler by the team, according to the report. It was not immediately clear whether that player was in the photo.

Dan McKeone, principal for the Cumberland Center school, told the Press Herald that disciplinary action had been taken, but declined to say what that action consisted of.

The incident represents the second time this school year the Cumberland-North Yarmouth school district has dealt with anti-Semitism. Swastika graffiti was found at Greely Middle School in early December.

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