A Florida high school principal who was fired for refusing to call the Holocaust a “factual, historical event” will be rehired.
The board approved a settlement with Latson, which will award him $150,000 in back pay and a job “commensurate with his qualifications," in the Palm Beach County school district, according to WPTV.
Latson was principal at Spanish River Community High School in Boca Raton when he told a parent in a 2018 email, “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee."
“Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened," he added. "And you have your thoughts, but we are a public school and not all of our parents have the same beliefs.”
The Palm Beach County School Board had voted to fire Latson in October 2019, but a judge ruled in August 2020 that Latson should have been disciplined, not fired. That ruling led to Wednesday’s vote to bring Latson back.
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