'Beat the Jew' game puts SoCal students under fire

June 5, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A criminal investigation is under way into a Facebook game played by students at La Quinta High School, east of Palm Springs. The game is called "Beat the Jew".Investigators say the game involved students called Nazis who chased down other students referred to as Jews.

The game was shut down late last month and school officials say it was originally being investigated by the school district.

School officials said that seven students who played the game in the campus parking lot could be suspended or barred from graduation.

A criminal investigation was launched after a student who talked to administrators was threatened by other students.

AP contributed to this report.