A headmistress in Germany is now under investigation by the Bavarian Culture Ministry for shouting the Nazi phrase “Sieg Heil” at a school go-kart race.
The unnamed 43-year-old woman shocked students, teachers, and parents in the main hall of the secondary school in Weissenburg.
"How am I supposed to plausibly stop my pupils from using Nazi slogans when our boss is leading the way in them," a teacher at the school told the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung.
The headmistress, who has worked at the school since 2012, said she only meant to wish competitors good luck.
“I'm a bit politically immature,” she said. “It just came out and now unfortunately I can't take it back.”
While the phrase means “hail victory,” it is illegal in Germany and can result in a jail sentence.
A German football fan was recently banned for six years from Dortmund football club for uttering the phrase.