Flyers posted at the University of Central Florida claimed an anti-Semitism law restricted criticism of “the role of Jews in the United States.”
Principal WIlliam Lawton told a parent: “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event.”
At the time of Dan Markel’s death, his ex-wife Wendi Adelson had asked for and been denied permission to move with their sons to South Florida.
“I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in the position to do so as a school district employee,” he said last year.
After someone refused to meet him, he texted, “If meeting me for five seconds is not worth the lives of multiple Jews then I have no other option.”
The aide reportedly became very close to the 93-year-old woman and was described as her only friend.
He will soon be sentenced for using money people gave him for investments on gambling, luxury cars and trips.
It comes a day after a 69-year-old man was shot in the leg as he stood outside of another Florida synagogue waiting for daily prayers to begin.
The principal’s comments had become “a major distraction,” the school district said.
The principal stated that children cannot be forced to learn the school’s Holocaust curriculum since “Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened.”