A pre-prom photo taken by local photographer Peter Gust on the Sauk County Courthouse steps shows boys in the Baraboo High School class of 2019 with their arms angled high in what appears to be a Nazi salute. The photo includes roughly 50 students, not all of whom are holding their arms outstretched. It had been posted on Gust’s public website since May, but recently went viral after the photo was shared by the @GoBaraboo Twitter account. Here's a look at the developments in the story, including news stories, columns and letters to the editor.
The image of about 50 boys, most with arms raised in an apparent Nazi salute, elicited blowback from across the world. One of the earliest criticisms came from the Auschwitz museum.
Organized by leaders from the Baraboo School District, the city and religious community, the Nov. 19 event at Baraboo High School was meant to address a controversial photo of Baraboo students appearing to make a Nazi salute.
An anti-Semitic video satirizing Baraboo’s controversial prom photo and warning viewers to stay home Dec. 18 has attracted attention from local, state and federal authorities.
Dear Editor: So our outgoing governor is calling high school boys in Baraboo "idiots." Without looking at any facts of the case, the governor …
Dear Editor: There are few things on which I agree with our outgoing governor, Scott Walker. However, "They were idiots" is the best summation…
Steps include annual trips to a Holocaust museum in Illinois, peace assemblies in December and Holocaust speakers for middle school students.
In response to an incendiary photo of Baraboo high school boys that prompted international criticism, a panel is expected to consider a resolution declaring that Sauk County is no place for hate.
Because of First Amendment rights, the Baraboo School District is not punishing its students for their Nazi salute. There needs to be a more appropriate response.
The Baraboo school board took its first official action regarding a controversial photo involving high school students Monday by unanimously approving a resolution titled "Baraboo United Against Hate."
One of her grandchildren returned home from school recently more informed about the Holocaust; the other returned convinced of the Baraboo High School boys’ innocence.
Baraboo school officials have shut down the district’s Facebook page because of threats and “messages of hate,” according to Baraboo School District Administrator Lori Mueller.
Back in the 1950s, people were claiming to see communists almost everywhere. And there were a few. But the hysteria was way out of line.
In a letter sent out Wednesday afternoon, Baraboo School District Administrator Lori Mueller indicated the district has finished part of the investigation into a pre-prom photo showing students making gestures associated with white supremacy.
In the first of three public meetings planned to address an incendiary photo of Baraboo students, a group of area leaders Monday emphasized that “healing” will be a slow process and that students need guidance and support — not condemnation — from the community.
School, municipal and faith leaders from around Baraboo gathered Monday to discuss the controversial photo that made international news last week.
School, municipal and faith leaders from around Baraboo gathered Monday in the Baraboo High School Commons to discuss the controversial photo that made international news last week.
During a forum Thursday night, a group of Baraboo residents responded to a high school prom photo that offended many and spawned a broader discussion about intolerance.
Dear Editor: The photograph of young men in Baraboo giving the Nazi salute is disgusting. Where are these boys' parents? Where are the teacher…
I’m Jewish. My grandparents fled Europe so that our family could live without fear of persecution in America. My grandma turned 90 last week -…
I was struck by how very few of the Baraboo High School students in the controversial photograph from last spring's prom were engaged in anyth…
I saw the recent article about the Baraboo High School students who appear to be making the Nazi salute. I am dismayed on many levels.
Baraboo police are investigating not only the sharing of a controversial photograph of local high school students, but threats to public safety that resulted.
The Baraboo School District scheduled two community programs starting next week to address concerns about the viral photo showing a group Baraboo High School boys giving what appears to be gestures associated with white supremacy.
I am a former resident of Madison and follow my state closely. I was appalled by the photograph of the Baraboo students and their Nazi salute.
It's a terrifying sight: A pack of young white men, their arms extended in an apparent Sieg Heil salute, most of them smiling and seemingly laughing.
For Jewish Baraboo resident Marcy Huffaker, the image of teenage boys from her community smiling as they extend their arms in a Nazi salute evokes a visceral reaction of shock and fear.
Overreaction can be best defined with the photo of the Baraboo students who were pictured before their prom raising their arms. Some seem to b…
A photo showing a group of Baraboo High School boys from the class of 2019 giving a stiff-armed Nazi salute prior to this past spring's prom i…
I urge the Baraboo School District to seize this unwanted opportunity to do the right thing and transform its district from one that is now the subject of worldwide vilification to a model of healing and support. Here are some suggestions how.
In "Two Minutes with Mitch" Madison radio personality Mitch Henck gives his reaction to a photo showing Baraboo High School students giving stiff-armed Nazi salutes.
In "Two Minutes with Mitch" Madison radio personality Mitch Henck gives his reaction to a photo showing Baraboo High School students giving st…
A Wisconsin school district is investigating a photo of a group of high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute, drawing a strong rebuke on social media.
The school district says it's investigating the prom photo showing dozens of boys in white power display.