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Boca Raton, FL - Florida High School Removes Principal Who Said He Needed To Be Neutral On Whether The Holocaust Happened

Published on: July 8, 2019 09:30 PM
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Boca Raton, FL - A high school in Boca Raton, Florida, removed a principal who told a parent that he needed to remain neutral on whether or not the Holocaust occurred.

The Palm Beach County School District said in a statement Monday that it was aware of remarks made by William Latson in 2018 and had instructed him to expand Holocaust curriculum at Spanish River Community High School and spend time at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

“Despite these efforts, his leadership has become a major distraction for the school community. It is, therefore, in the best interest of students and the larger school community to reassign Mr. Latson to a District position,” the school district said in a statement on Monday.

In an email exchange a year ago, in response to a parent who asked how the Holocaust is being taught at the public school, Latson responded that “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in the position to do so as a school district employee.”

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Latson’s comments drew wide media coverage after The Palm Beach Post reported on them on Friday.

The school, which has about 2,500 students, is said to have one of the largest Jewish student populations in the county, according to the report.

Latson, who had his job since 2011, apologized in a statement to the Post, saying his email “did not accurately reflect my professional and personal commitment to educating all students about the atrocities of the Holocaust.”



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 Jul 08, 2019 at 10:23 PM PaulinSaudi Says:

Why are we running this fellow's photo? Is there something about the photo that adds to the story?

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 Jul 08, 2019 at 10:27 PM REALIST Says:

And I think slavery never happened. Ask him what he thinks of that!

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 Jul 09, 2019 at 03:22 AM Moshe Says:

I'm sure by now, he has already decided which way to go on this matter.....now...he'll have lots of spare time on his hands
.... to study the History books.....serves him right.....

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 Jul 09, 2019 at 03:52 AM Greener Says:

Reply to #1  
PaulinSaudi Says:

Why are we running this fellow's photo? Is there something about the photo that adds to the story?

Why are we running a photo of the school? Is there something about the photo that adds to the story?

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 Jul 09, 2019 at 07:10 AM Anonymous Says:

It was a mistake to have removed him; now the Blacks are going to blame the Jews, and there will be increased problems. I remember when Andrew Young, the former Mayor of Atlanta was fired from his position as the US Ambassador to the UN. He was fired for then secretly meeting with the PLO, long before the Oslo Accords. After he was fired, there was an uproar by Blacks, who blamed his firing on the Jews. We have enough problems, without adding fuel to the fire.

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 Jul 09, 2019 at 08:44 AM curious Says:

I wonder if he is neutral on actual matters of opinion. Like, what does he say about Trump?

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 Jul 09, 2019 at 01:21 PM kopmaidel Says:

First of all why did he feel he can not comment properly on the holocaust. Why has it become so political?!
Second by all these people denying the holocaust they are belittling and undermining the n*zi’s ym”ch strength at that time. Why aren’t the new-nazi’s complaining about that? Inaccurately portraying their history!!

Any this is so ridiculous that the far left now sees that believing in all the atrocities that took place in the holocaust offends people!!

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