A long-time teacher in Vermont was given the boot after she was caught teaching her class of 8-9 year olds how to perform the Nazi salute.
The substitute teacher had the students do the stiff-arm gesture as they walked to the lunch room Thursday at Georgia Elementary School, said one report.
According to the Vermont’s Seven Days newspaper, “The children were standing with their arm out in front of them and the teacher was modeling the position,” District Superintendent Ned Kirsch told parents. “She then raised her arm slightly and said, ‘And now we say, Heil Hitler.'”
“I’m at a loss on the whole thing,” Kirsch told the paper Friday. “People are shocked. People I’ve spoken to are at a loss for words.”
The teacher confessed to saying Heil Hitler and showing the gesture, the paper stated.
Her name wasn’t disclosed. She has been a substitute teacher at Georgia Elementary for years.
“It’s not a pattern,” Kirsch told Seven Days. “[I] never had a report about her, nothing. No one can quite understand what happened.”