Students at a suburban St. Louis middle school are in trouble for “Hit a Jew Day.”
About a quarter of the school’s 35 Jewish students were struck were hit; at least one student was slapped in the face.
It began with an unofficial “Spirit Week” among sixth-graders that started harmlessly enough with a “Hug a Friend Day.” Then there was “High Five Day.”
Soon, though, the days moved from friendly to silly. Next there was “Hit a Tall Person Day” and, finally, “Hit a Jew Day.”
Five students have been suspended for hitting Jewish classmates. “Others who weren’t directly involved but taunted Jewish students or egged on classmates could face lesser penalties,” reports AP.