“The fact that someone could even conceive of such a game and then play it and think it’s funny is beyond words,” Rabbi Peter Berg told Channel 2 Action News.
Berg said his initial reaction was one of absolute horror when several people emailed a photo of the game in progress.
In the image, students are seen playing beer pong with cups in the shapes of a swastika and a Star of David.
“To see that image as a Jewish person is something that the Jewish students in that school, it’s gonna take a long time to get over, if ever,” Berg told Channel 2.
The Lovett School launched an investigation and Peebles said officials do not believe any of the students had malice in their hearts or were prejudiced.
The matter is an opportunity for character education, Peebles wrote.
“I think the school did a phenomenal job, and it’s exactly what you would want the school to do,” Berg said. “They took it seriously, they did a thorough investigation, there was a punishment, and even further, there’s a plan moving forward.”
In other news:
A Virginia woman was arrested and released on bond from Cobb County jail last week. Cobb police said they found a six-pound Yorkshire Terrier in her car around 2:45 p.m. The officer said the dog was showing signs of dehydration when he rescued the animal. According to the report, the average car interior temperature was 113 degrees. The owner, Dominique Nicole Brown, 24, was charged with animal cruelty.