Courtesy of JTA  William Latson was fired for saying "can't say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event."

Courtesy of JTA 

William Latson was fired for saying "can't say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event." 

(JTA) — A Florida principal who told a parent he “can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event” will be rehired after a vote on October 7th by the school board that fired him.

William Latson made the comments to a parent in 2018 and was later removed from the Boca Raton high school where he had been principal. Last October, the school board voted 5-2 to fire him, citing not just the comments but Latson’s refusal to answer questions about them.

Latson sued, saying he had been wrongfully terminated, and in August, a judge concluded that he should have been reprimanded but not fired. The board voted October 7th to rehire him rather than face a protracted and costly legal battle. He’ll be given an administrative job, rather than one with students, and will receive one hundred and fifty two thousand dollars in back pay.

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