A high school principal in Palm Beach County, Florida, raised eyebrows when he was heard saying that he does not think that the Germans murdered 6 million Jews during the Holocaust in WWII.
The fact came to light after a parent asked Spanish River High Principal William Latson how his school is teaching kids about World War Two history, according to the Palm Beach Post.
The mother asked what the school is doing to teach about the Holocaust, and in reply, Latson insisted that the school does not push Holocaust history because “not everyone has the same belief” that it ever happened.
In reply to the question, Latson said information on the Holocaust is “not forced upon individuals as we all have the same rights but not all the same beliefs.”
The mother was shocked that Latson seemed to be saying that the Holocaust was a “belief” and not a fact.
Thinking Latson simply had expressed himself poorly, she wrote back, asking him to clarify his comments. “The Holocaust is a factual, historical event,” she wrote. “It is not a right or a belief.”
The woman expected Latson to clarify that he was not saying the Holocaust didn’t happen. But she was shocked when he said just the opposite: