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Florida Principal Who Made Controversial Holocaust Comments Fired

Headline Roundup October 31st, 2019

William Latson, a former high school principal who stirred controversy earlier this year when he claimed neutrality as to whether the Holocaust occurred or not, was let go by Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, Florida. His termination will be effective November 21st; school officials insist that his removal was not due to the controversy he stirred, but rather his lack of cooperation with school officials. Latson initially claimed neutrality due to his position as a school administrator, citing that because some people do not believe in the Holocaust, he cannot take a side.

Florida Principal Who Made Controversial Holocaust Comments Fired

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The South Florida principal who stirred national controversy after refusing to say the Holocaust was a “factual, historical event” was fired Wednesday during a school board meeting at the recommendation of the district’s superintendent.

With no discussion, the school board for the School District of Palm Beach County voted 5-2 to end William Latson’s more than 20-year-employment with the district.

Latson, who was the principal of Spanish River Community High School in Boca Raton for 11 years, was reassigned in July after emails he wrote to a mother’s inquiry in...

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From the Center
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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.

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From the Right
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The Florida high school principal who refused to say the Holocaust happened because "not everyone believes" the historical event actually occurred has been fired.

William Latson, principal of Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, was initially reassigned when it was revealed he made the comments in April 2018. But on Wednesday, the Palm Beach County school board voted to oust him from the district.

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