Baraboo police investigating two anti-Semitic incidents

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BARABOO, Wis. (WMTV)-- The City of Baraboo Police Department is looking into two anti-Semitic incidents that occurred in the city.

On Monday morning, anti-Semitic flyers were posted to the exterior walls of Jack Young Middle School.

A video was posted on the web site, minds.com, on Sunday. The social media website pays users for content with cryptocurrency.

The Baraboo News Republic reports authorities also are looking into an anti-Semitic online video satirizing the photo and warning viewers to stay home Dec. 18.

The video was described as "a satirical short about current events in Baraboo,” shows edited video clips and photographs of the Baraboo community. Those images include students and staff at Baraboo High School in violent, hate-related conduct.

Police are working with local and federal authorities to investigate both incidents. The police department is declining to do on-camera interviews with media outlets at this time.

The flyers and video contained warnings about December 18. On that day the high school will be having assemblies with speakers calling for tolerance.

The program is in response to a controversial prom photo shared on social media in November. The photo shows some Baraboo High School Students giving what appears to be a Nazi salute. The photo was originally taken in May.