Black high school student seen in viral video punching classmate who had worn Nazi jacket

A video surfaced this week depicting a black high school student in Colorado punching a white classmate known for wearing Nazi garb.

The black student at Mountain Vista High School reportedly confronted the white student for doing a “T-pose,” The Denver Post reported on Friday.

{mosads}The pose, a gaming meme, has been associated with what the Ku Klux Klan does to represent a cross burning, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Lt. Lori Bronner said.

Students at the high school said the white student is known for wearing Nazi regalia on his green military jacket, the Post reported.

The school has said the student did not have any Nazi insignias on his jacket during the incident, according to the Post.

The Post reviewed the white student’s social media pages and found multiple pictures on his Instagram of him wearing Nazi uniforms.

The recording of a fight, which happened in August, went viral this week after it was posted to social media. The newspaper did not publish the video because it depicts two juveniles who have been charged with crimes.

The video shows the black student punching the white student in an outdoor courtyard surrounded by dozens of others. The white student then gets up and throws a landscaping rock toward the black student.

Bronner told the newspaper that both students were arrested.

The white student was charged with harassment, disorderly conduct and criminal attempted assault, while the black student was charged with assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.

There were no charges of a hate crime, Bronner said.

The school district refused to say whether either student was suspended or expelled, adding that the incident was handled internally.

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