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January 31, 2016 2:17 pm

Team Called ‘The Ballocaust,’ Hitler-Related Tweets Mar Spirit Week at Utah High School

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The dodgeball team name that is causing parents in a Utah high school concern. Photo: Screenshot.

The dodgeball team name that is causing parents in a Utah high school concern. Photo: Screenshot.

Spirit week at a Utah high school was marred this year by Holocaust jokes on social media and a dodgeball team named “Ballocaust,” Good 4 Utah reported on Friday.

A concerned parent reportedly contacted Good 4 Utah with a complaint: “Those kids were able to wear those shirts on the court at a school-sponsored activity. Their name was announced over the PA address system with many students present at that school-sponsored activity. Someone should have put a stop to it.”

According to the report, the parent revealed tweets featuring pictures of Adolf Hitler celebrating the “Ballocaust,” and another tweet in which the user replied, “Your team about to fall harder than Anne Frank.”

Some users posted enthusiastically once the story of the “Ballocaust” team was picked up by the news.

“I find it very disturbing that we can make a mockery, in today’s day and age, that we make a mockery of an event where millions of people lost their lives,” the parent of a student at Tooele High School said.

Principal Jeff Hamm did not return Good 4 Utah‘s call about disciplinary action.

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  • michael w

    Went on the facebook link from the original report by the ABC Utah affiliate. The absolute ignorance and callousness on the part of many of the teenagers posting as well as the adults indicates that after 70 years, “Never Forget” is apparently easier said than done!!!

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