Three middle schoolers in Maryland are facing criminal charges for allegedly displaying swastikas and acting out Nazi salutes at school. The 13-year-old students attend Plum Point Middle School in Huntingtown, according to the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office. Each have been charged as juveniles with harassment and violations of state hate crime statutes for behavior allegedly stemming back to December. For several months, the students displayed swastikas, acted out Nazi salutes and directed “offensive comments” toward a classmate due to the peer’s “religious beliefs,” according to the Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office. The victim allegedly reported the behavior to Maryland State Police after repeatedly asking the three students to stop. Officers then investigated the matter and filed the charges against the three students.

via komonews: 3 Maryland middle schoolers criminally charged over swastikas, Nazi salutes in school