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Principal who declined to say Holocaust was real is rehired

Posted at 10:56 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 10:56:19-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida high school principal who was fired last year after telling a student’s mother “not everyone believes the Holocaust happened” has been rehired.

The Palm Beach County school board voted 4-3 on Wednesday to reinstate former Spanish River High School principal William Latson based on an administrative law judge's recommendation.

He will receive $152,000 in back pay.

The board's only Jewish member, Karen Brill says the action will leave a stain on the district.

Larson was fired last October.

The board made it clear it was reluctant to rehire Latson but feared a lawsuit and a costly court battle.