After eating lunch with a friend, he went to speak with a classmate about a Snapchat that made him laugh.
A student he didn’t know intercepted him and said, “Heil Hitler,” in reference to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
“I just kind of was stone-faced,” Yanoff told The Enterprise. “He just walked up right next to me and said it and sat back down and started making the gestures.”
The gestures were Nazi salutes, according to Yanoff, performed by extending one’s arm into the air with a straightened hand.
In Miller’s statement, she said “a student or students may have encouraged another classmate” to make the comment and gesture. Yanoff confirmed that the student who made the gesture has claimed it was part of a dare.