By Allyson Chiu, The Washington Post

Gathered around a table covered in dozens of red plastic cups, a group of young people grins widely, posing for a photo. Their arms are extended out in what appears to be a Nazi salute. In front of them, the cups have been arranged into the shape of a swastika. …

Criticism of the students’ actions went beyond the school district Sunday as scathing statements came from elected officials, including Newport Beach leaders, Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley (D) and Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.). Additionally, the photos earned rebukes from local branches of organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

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