"I'm at a loss on the whole thing," Franklin West Supervisory Union Superintendent Ned Kirsch told the Vermont publication on Friday. "People are shocked. People I've spoken to are at a loss for words." Kirsch wrote in a letter to parents that kids were "standing with their arm out in front of them and the teacher was modeling the position." The sub then "raised her arm slightly and said, 'And now we say, Heil Hitler,'" according to the letter obtained by Seven Days. The teacher owned up to doing the salute and speaking the phrase, and was "immediately relieved," according to Kirsch.