Hastings Denounces the Reinstatement of Spanish River High School Principal William Latson

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL, October 14, 2020 | comments

(Ft. Lauderdale, FL.) Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) made the following statement after the Palm Beach County School Board rehired former Principal of Spanish River High School William Latson, following his denial that the Holocaust was a factual event:

“The Palm Beach County School Board demonstrated a stunning lack of judgement and ignorance in its decision to reinstate Principal William Latson to the School District of Palm Beach County. For an educator to equivocate on the Holocaust is without question misconduct, deeply offensive, and must never be tolerated. At a time when anti-Semitism in our country exists at record levels and basic knowledge of the Holocaust among young Americans has been found to be profoundly lacking, it is incumbent upon our educators to push back against intolerance – not embrace the language of Holocaust deniers. This decision reflects poorly on our community and is an insult to the thousands of Holocaust survivors who have made South Florida their home, the descendants of victims, and the millions of Jews who were murdered during the genocide.” Hastings said.

Congressman Alcee L. Hastings serves as Vice-Chairman of the House Rules Committee, Chairman of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Co-Chairman of the Florida Delegation.


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