Photo surfaces appearing to show OC students giving Nazi salute to red solo cup swastika


An investigation is underway after a photo taken of teenagers at a party in Newport Beach surfaced appearing to show the teens giving a Nazi salute to a swastika made out of red solo cups.

According to ABC 7, the picture was taken at a recent party and those in the photo are believed to be students at Newport Harbor High School.

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District and the Newport Beach police are investigating the photo and the party.

“We were recently made aware of social media postings involving some students who created inappropriate anti-Semitic symbols, and possible underage drinking,” the district said in a statement. “While these actions did not occur on any school campus or school function, we condemn all acts of anti-Semitism and hate in all their forms.”

Public officials have taken to social media to express outrage:

According to the LA Times, a forum is scheduled for Monday night at Newport Harbor High School to discuss the events.