Outrageous HS Principal Loses Job After Online Defense of Texas Pool Party Cop
A high school principal in Florida lost his job after defending the Texas police officer whose actions toward a group of black teens came under national criticism.
In a comment on a news article about the viral video, North Miami Senior High School principal Alberto Iber wrote, “He did nothing wrong. He was afraid for his life. I commend him for his actions.”
Iber commented using his Facebook account, so his name, picture, and job title were displayed.
Iber said he meant to comment anonymously, but that it was his "personal opinion."
In a statement, the school district appeared to claim that Iber's comment was insensitive.
"The Principal of North Miami Senior High School, Alberto Iber, has been removed from the school," a statement from Miami-Dade County Public Schools reads. "Miami-Dade County Public Schools employees are held to a higher standard, and by School Board policy, are required to conduct themselves, both personally and professionally, in a manner that represents the school district's core values."
Gretchen Carlson sat down with Guy Benson, author of the new book End of Discussion, to discuss the report.
Benson said it's "astonishing" that this comment led to action against Iber.
"He was fired because people disagreed with him. ... This is the weaponization of outrage," he said, adding that his book talks about why this "end of discussion culture is toxic for America."
Watch the discussion above.