Central Florida's Independent Jewish Voice

Principal fired for Holocaust denial to be reinstated

(JNS) — The principal of a high school in the heavily Jewish city of Boca Raton, Fla., who was fired last year after he declined to recognize that the Holocaust occurred, has been reinstated.

The Palm Beach County School Board voted 4-3 on Wednesday to rehire Spanish River High School principal William Latson, despite hearing 96 minutes of voice recordings, mostly objections from school board members, Holocaust survivors, family members and others ahead of the vote.

A state administrative judge ruled in August that Latson should be rehired, though reassigned. Donald Fennoy, superintendent of t...

 

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