Administrators of an Omaha middle school are apologizing over displaying a quote from Adolf Hitler in a school hallway last week as part of a running “quote of the day” exercise.
The quote at Westside Middle School read “The man who has no sense of history is like a man with no ears or eyes.”
Principal Kim Eymann and district Superintendent Mike Lucas sent an email to parents, students and staff on Monday apologizing for the use of the quote. The school also used morning announcements and homeroom in all classrooms to discuss Hitler, the Nazis and the Holocaust.
District spokeswoman Brandi Paul says personnel rules prevent the release of any disciplinary action against any employees, but adds that the district is giving staff additional training.
District officials are meeting with the Anti-Defamation League to help determine appropriate videos and talking points that have been shared during homeroom all week.