A photo of Baraboo High School students before prom made national news after it went viral this month. The photo shows about 60 boys from the high school doing what appears to be a Nazi salute.
Now, the district says they won’t punish the students. They say it would violate their first amendment rights.
But many on social media have pointed to cases in which student of color have been punished over speech issues, like for flashing gang signs or even kneeling during the national anthem.
First Amendment scholar and UW professor emeritus Donald Downs breaks down those instances for us.