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Nazi flag found hanging from a Frederick County high school, during a basketball game

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Posted at 9:49 PM, Feb 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-09 21:49:49-05

FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. — Frederick County Public School officials are investigating an incident related to a symbol of hate.

As visitors approached school grounds at Governor Thomas Johnson High School for a basketball game against Frederick High, they encountered a Nazi flag hanging near the window of a classroom.

FPCS staff said, "At this time, we do not have the details leading to this incident; however, we share the community’s feelings regarding the hatred and intolerance this flag represents. Our staff will perform due diligence first thing Monday morning to identify the events leading to this unfortunate incident. We will take the appropriate steps to ensure an incident such as this is not repeated. The values of FCPS are in direct contrast to the message represented by that flag, and we apologize that the display of this flag caused hurt in our community."

Officials said the flag is used for a World War II class. When school staff received notice of the flag hanging, they responded to remove it.