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South FL principal apologizes for telling
parent, ‘I can’t say the Holocaust
is a factual, historical event’

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Posted By: Imright, 7/7/2019 2:22:51 PM

A South Florida high school principal told a parent he “can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event.”Spanish River High School Principal William Latson made the remarkable comment in an email to the mother of a student while discussing history curriculum, according to The Palm Beach Post.“Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened,” Latson wrote in the email, adding that lessons are “not forced upon individuals as we all have the same rights but not all the same beliefs.”The principal explained that the school holds annual Holocaust assemblies and one-day lessons for 10th graders.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Maggie2u 7/7/2019 2:30:24 PM (No. 116774)
I can't say for certain that slavery was a factual, historic event.'
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Reply 2 - Posted by: 0658 7/7/2019 2:32:33 PM (No. 116775)
Now resign; verbal apologies are not sufficient without a significant and sincere act of contrition.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Mushroom 7/7/2019 2:42:19 PM (No. 116783)
From the article what I infer was his attempt a following the principles of political correctness. In PC facts are not relevant. His answer was intended to avoid conflict between opposing views, facts be darned. He had to choose PC because in his little world he has to balance the two. I feel for him, but yeah, he chose poorly.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: trombo 7/7/2019 2:56:26 PM (No. 116788)
This isn’t about PC. Most of my grandfather’s family lost their lives during this event". Facts are facts, and anyone who calls himself an Educator must acknowledge them.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Northcross 7/7/2019 3:03:45 PM (No. 116796)
Apology accepted. But buddy, if you are that blissfully ignorant of history, the best we can do for all involved is demote you to either the cafeteria or janitorial staff. Your choice.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MDConservative 7/7/2019 3:19:35 PM (No. 116814)
This "principal" is today's Exhibit A why public education should be abolished. He's a walking, talking PC fool. He's not the only one.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Lucky5 7/7/2019 3:39:22 PM (No. 116838)
My entire life I have never understood how "Hitler" happened. I can now say, with the amazingly hateful and blind liberals I work with and I am around all the time, I see it. The lies they spew and the utterly false convictions they hold, are shocking to me, still. They also do not listen to anything that does not confirm what they believe. They have all the traits of a cult member.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: red1066 7/7/2019 4:17:35 PM (No. 116850)
How can someone get a Phd in anything, and not even by accident, see the evidence of WWII. Did this idiot get an advanced degree for putting his head up his arse? And one wonders why today's kids are so uneducated.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: PostAway 7/7/2019 4:19:24 PM (No. 116853)
There are 98,000 residents in Boca and at least 16 synagogues or 1::6K residents. If the tinfoil hat wearing Mr. Latson were not, er, um, know...(gulp). If he were not so...mmmm...cosmetically advantageous to the appearance of leadership in the school district he would be gone by tomorrow.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: chumley 7/7/2019 4:24:51 PM (No. 116856)
I've been pondering this since the story came out and I think I figured it out. Back in the Air Force if someone was so incompetent they were a danger to people or equipment, often they would promote them to a desk where they never touched the jets or the guns or the machines. I bet that's what happened here.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: kono 7/7/2019 4:30:29 PM (No. 116865)
Hmm, did I say that or just think that? . . . "Sorry I said that."
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Reply 12 - Posted by: proud American 7/7/2019 4:31:58 PM (No. 116867)
This wad of garbage and the gas eminating from his pie hole is more than proof enough that the department of education should be dismantled, the teachers unions shut down and not one thin dime of tax payer money should be cast into the farce of any level of public education. This is the offal they are brainwashing your kids with from preschool right up through college. End it now.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: mc squared 7/7/2019 5:07:01 PM (No. 116883)
The only large group that denies the Holocaust prays for the extinction of Israel 5 times a day.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: rochow 7/7/2019 5:52:35 PM (No. 116915)
We know that a lot of 'teachers' are dumber than a piece of wood. I assume this one has never, ever seen the bodies that came out of a crematorium, the emaciated people who were still somewhat alive when they were liberated! This POS needs to be thrown out of her 'profession' and no teacher's union money coming any which way to her!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bighambone 7/7/2019 5:55:36 PM (No. 116916)
Whoever that public school principal is, him or her must have skipped all their history classes in high school and college not to have a plain understanding of the existence of the Holocaust and the millions of innocent lives that were snuffed out during that period of time in Central Europe.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: mort 7/7/2019 6:28:00 PM (No. 116938)
This man should not even be around children let alone responsible for teaching them
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Reply 17 - Posted by: udanja99 7/7/2019 7:03:34 PM (No. 116960)
Mine too, #4, though the people were farther back than my grandfather. There are over 100 names of his (and my) ancestors on the memorial wall at the Holocaust Museum in Prague.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 7/7/2019 10:01:57 PM (No. 117065)
Affirmative action gets you some REAL losers in positions far, far beyond their brain power or skill set. For example....
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rumblehog 7/7/2019 11:10:39 PM (No. 117099)
America's educational system is a horrid failure, as evidenced by feral blacks, entitled millennials, and educators like this fool. Growing up, the father of my neighborhood friend had been an Army Medic in WWII and his unit was the one who freed Buchenwald Prison Camp. Being they found out he knew his way around a camera, they made him the unit photographer, as well. Rummaging around in his attic we found all types of souvenirs, including some old shoe boxes filled with black and white photographs. Many were photos of horrible war wounds, but then came the pictures of the camp. For those, like fool muslims, who claim it never happened but was a Jewish conspiracy, I saw, hogwash. Somehow that obscure neighbor of mine got together with the Jewish conspirators and hid those fake photos deep in his attic KNOWING that we would find them. Yeah, right. Fire this moron of a principal.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 7/8/2019 1:27:21 AM (No. 117123)
This is why they had to take photographs for history. There is a petition at to remove this imbecile.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: PChristopher 7/8/2019 1:32:24 AM (No. 117126)
Mr. Latson....go to the Holocaust Museum and tell me if you still don't believe it, particularly after looking at the thousands upon thousands of shoes from the victims (real victims) of Auschwitz-Birkenau.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 7/8/2019 3:08:52 AM (No. 117144)
So the superintendent says that the parties should have spoken on the telephone instead of by e-mail? Of course he would want that: then there would be no record.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Trigger2 7/8/2019 3:51:34 AM (No. 117151)
This is what happens when someone is promoted to Principal according to the Peter Principle. Pick the dumbest moron on the list.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: paral04 7/8/2019 8:01:45 AM (No. 117243)
He needs to be fired.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: skacmar 7/8/2019 6:56:42 PM (No. 117948)
Since, as the Principal says lessons are “not forced upon individuals as we all have the same rights but not all the same beliefs”, does that mean that students no longer need to learn the LGBTQ lessons or about how Global Warming is settled scientific fact? Those lessons probably don't fall into this category for some reason.
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