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West Virginia Governor Approves Firing All Cadets Who Posed In Nazi-Like Salute Photo

"As I said from the beginning, I condemn the photo of Basic Training Class 18 in the strongest possible terms," Gov. Jim Justice said, "This act needed to result in real consequences."
The photo, which was included graduation packets, carries the state seal and the official symbol of the Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation. It's captioned, "Hail Byrd" in a reference to instructor Karrie Byrd. She was responsible for Class #18 teaching cultural diversity. Source: Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Monday he has approved recommendations to fire all of the correctional officer cadets who participated in an apparent Nazi salute during a class photo.

"As I said from the beginning, I condemn the photo of Basic Training Class 18 in the strongest possible terms," Gov. Justice said in a statement.

"I also said that this act needed to result in real consequences – terminations and dismissals," he added. "This kind of

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