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School Board To Investigate — Not Dismiss — Principal Who Made Holocaust Comments

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Carline Jean
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South Florida Sun Sentinel
The Palm Beach County School District has decided to investigate former Spanish River High principal William Latson further instead of potentially dismissing him in a vote that had been scheduled for Wednesday.

Former Spanish River High School Principal William Latson’s day of reckoning, anxiously awaited by Boca Raton residents and observers across the country who have called for his firing, has been delayed.

The Palm Beach County School District has decided to investigate him further instead of proceeding with a vote that had been scheduled for Wednesday on whether to dismiss him from the school district.

Latson, who had led Spanish River since 2011, was removed from his post on July 8 after he told a parent in an email that he couldn’t say whether the Holocaust was a factual event. His comments created a national outcry about Holocaust denial and insufficient education about the world’s genocides.

Read more at the South Florida Sun Sentinel