The video was uploaded by one of the players who also put the lyrics with it.
The song is a more obscure song and it really brings into question how they even learned it. There may very well be a Nazi sympathizer at the school, which wouldn’t surprise me.
“It’s not something you’d expect somebody to accidentally know about. There’s some means by which they acquired knowledge about the song and associated Nazi issues. Are they on websites or web forums or other social media platforms where they’re engaging with others informed on these issues?,” Simi said.
The song was written by German composer Herms Niel, who wrote dozens of military marches and songs for the Third Reich. Niel, a member of the Nazi party, served in the paramilitary, but he later rose through the ranks to become the conductor of all the bands utilized by the Reich Labour Service. Known formally as the Reichsarbeitsdienst, or RAD, the bands performed as part of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi rallies. (Newsweek)
The song sang by the students, Simi told The Daily Beast, was used to motivate Nazi troops.
After the school administrators learned of the incident and the video they released a statement:
“While the district cannot comment on student discipline, the school did address this situation with all involved students and families. The district adheres to strong policies about harassment and cultural sensitivity, and we condemn all acts of anti-Semitism and hate in all forms. We remain focused on educating students about cultural sensitivity and are committed to holding students accountable, educating them on the consequences of their choices, and the impact these actions have on our schools and community at large.”
It’s unclear whether the students were given any disciplinary action, but I would venture to say that since it is unknown, there probably was no discipline given.