MINNETONKA, Minn. — Parents and students at Minnetonka High School heard from the principal on Thursday.

The email came after a social media photo surfaced showing two students with a sign that made references to Hitler and Nazis.

Principal Jeff Erickson says the students involved have since removed the message and that the school is taking the matter seriously to ensure a safe and positive environment.

"This deeply offensive message in no way aligns with our school core values: do the right thing and represent us well," he said in the message.

Erickson said because of data privacy laws, he cannot share details of the consequences the students will face.

"Our foundation as a school community is built on respect, kindness and consideration to others. Our work in this area is ongoing, and it is one of our highest priorities."

Below is the full letter from the principal:

Dear MHS Parents and Students,

I’d like to address an anti-Semitic social media post connected to an upcoming school event that has been circulating today. This deeply offensive message in no way aligns with our school core values: do the right thing and represent us well.

The students involved have since removed the message; I will not go into the specific details of what it said. As with any student disciplinary matter, we are governed by data privacy laws and will not be sharing details about the students or the consequences they will face for their actions. Please know that we take this matter seriously and are committed to ensuring a safe, positive environment for all students.

Our foundation as a school community is built on respect, kindness and consideration to others. Our work in this area is ongoing, and it is one of our highest priorities. As a greater school community, I ask that you continue the dialogue around these core values. As a school, we will do so, as well.

Please contact me with any questions.

Sincerely,

Jeff Erickson

MHS Principal