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A former Florida high school principal who expressed doubt about the legitimacy of the Holocaust has been fired.
The Palm Beach County School Board on Tuesday voted 5-2 to end William Latson’s employment at Spanish River Community High School, CNN reported, citing records from the board meeting. Latson had previously been reassigned after revelations about his views of the Holocaust surfaced.
The article goes on to state the following:
The district said that its decision to fire Latson was based on ethical misconduct and failure to carry out job responsibilities. Officials also expressed issues with Latson’s failure to quickly respond to the board’s inquiries. His termination is set to go into effect on Nov. 21.
Latson first landed in hot water after an email exchange with a parent in April 2018, when he was asked how the school taught about the Holocaust, in which over 6 million Jews were killed.
“I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a district employee,” Latson had written. He also stated, “Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened. And you have your thoughts, but we are a public school and not all of our parents have the same beliefs.”
A former high school principal in Boca Raton, Florida, was fired on Wednesday as a result of emails he sent to a student’s parent in April 2018 that appeared to cast doubt on the historical truth of the Holocaust https://t.co/GYOJEFfVes
— CNN (@CNN) October 31, 2019
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