To hear 10-year-old William Ghassemi tell it, he was just following orders.
Participating in a school history event in which students were encouraged to dress in the style of World War II participants, Ghassemi showed up on Thursday wearing an Adolf Hitler costume.
But the staff at Dorsthill Community Primary School, which is located in the English town of Tamworth,14 miles northeast of Birmingham, were not pleased by Ghassemi’s get up, and forced the boy to wash off the iconic moustache and remove his homemade swastika arm band.
Ghassemi’s mother, Davina, received a call from the school telling her that her son’s outfit was “extremely inappropriate.”
“I think the school have gone completely over the top,” Davina said “At first I was taken aback, but then I got angry that William had been treated in this way.”