Two Utah elementary school faculty members were suspended amid backlash over a student who wore an Adolf Hitler costume in a Halloween parade, according to a report.
Creekside Elementary School placed a teacher and the principal on paid administrative leave Friday as administrators investigate how the boy was allowed to wear the Nazi costume in the parade, news station KSL-TV reported.
Video circulated from the parade on social media showing him with a Hitler mustache and a swastika armband at the school event, the outlet reported. Parents said he was also doing a Nazi salute and wasn’t instructed to stop.
“We need to take into account how our actions affect other people when something like this happens,” one mom, who didn’t want to be identified, told the news station.
School officials said they are investigating “every aspect of the situation” and apologized for the incident.
“The Davis School District apologizes for what took place,” the school said in a statement. “It does not tolerate speech, images or conduct that portray or promote hate in any form.”