Eight students at an Atlanta school have been disciplined after a photo revealed they played a "Jews vs. Nazis"-themed game of beer pong.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported the person who posted the photo, which shows cups aligned in the forms of the Star of David and a swastika, was expelled from the Lovett School. Five others were suspended and two more are forbidden from "co-curricular activities," according to the AJC
The prep school was tipped off to the photo by an Atlanta rabbi, Peter Berg, according to the Associated Press. The AP said the school's headmaster, William S. Peebles, issued a letter to parents on Sunday explaining the expelled student "misled" school officials regarding his connection to the game.
“The fact that someone could even conceive of such a game, and then play it and think it’s funny is beyond words,” Berg told WSB-TV 2, an Atlanta television station.
The school's website states its philosophy is based on Judeo-Christian values, but doesn't associate with any one denomination.
Among those punished, the AJC reported, was the student who hosted the party, which included 19 of the school's senior class plus other graduates and students.
Peebles, in a statement to WXIA-TV in Atlanta, said the incident violated the school's character pledge and student handbook.
"The school pursued an immediate investigation, and significant responses — including disciplinary action and counseling — have been undertaken," the statement said. "Character education is at the heart of all we do at Lovett, and we deeply appreciate the individuals and organizations across our community who are helping us to continue to learn and grow from this very troubling incident."