Principal reassigned after Holocaust remarks blames parent

The teacher said he was being reassigned because of false statements by the mother. / Photo: PxHere / (MGN)
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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida high school principal who was reassigned for telling a student's mother that "not everyone believes the Holocaust happened" blames the parent for his removal in a farewell message to his staff.

William Latson said in his message on Monday that he was being reassigned because of false statements by the mother.

The Palm Beach Post obtained the message Tuesday through a public-records request and reports that Latson was reassigned because of the public outcry over his written comments in an email to the mother who had inquired whether students at the school study the Holocaust.

The Anti-Defamation League in Florida has called for his resignation or termination. The anti-hate group says Latson's farewell comments suggest an earlier apology wasn't genuine.

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