Superintendent says she’s been ‘subjected to death threats on a daily basis’ since launching probe into photo of students posing with swastikas

The California leader said she saw a photo of high school students with thick, black swastikas painted onto their torsos.
By: | January 4, 2022

A school superintendent from California said she’s been “subjected to death threats on a daily basis” after launching an investigation into a photo showing a group of students posing with swastikas drawn on their bodies.

“This has been one of the most traumatizing experiences in my life and in the lives of my colleagues,” said Wheatland Union High School District Superintendent Nicole Newman on in a video shared to Facebook on Thursday.

She and her colleagues have also received “threats that are aimed against our families,” Newman added in the video.

The photo, showing eight white students with thick, black swastikas painted onto their torsos, went viral on social media. The students, some of whom are holding alcoholic beverages, appear to be at a house party. The students attend Wheatland Union High School, Newman confirmed.

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