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Florida Principal Who Refused To Say Holocaust Was A Fact Is Fired A Second Time

Gina Fontana
via the South Florida Sun Sentinel

The former Florida high school principal who made national headlines last year for refusing to say the Holocaust was a “factual, historical event” has been fired again, about a month after he was rehired.

The Palm Beach County School Board voted unanimously Monday morning to rescind an Oct. 7 vote rehiring former Spanish River Community High School Principal William Latson. The initial 4-3 vote to rehire Latson and give him $152,000 in back pay came after an administrative judge ruled in August that the Boca Raton principal should not have been fired.

Latson’s rehiring decision was met with backlash, including from the Florida Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, who requested for the cancellation of Latson’s professional educator certificate.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.

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