Florida high school principal loses job over post on McKinney police incident

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MIAMI, Fla. – A high school principal in Florida lost his job over his Facebook post defending the McKinney police officer who was caught on video pushing a teen girl to the ground and drawing his gun on a group of unarmed teens.

“He did nothing wrong. He was afraid for his life,” Alberto Iber posted on a Miami Herald story. “I commend him for his actions.”

According to NBC Miami, Iber’s comment led the school district to remove Iber from his position at North Miami Senior High School.

“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,” the school said in a statement.

NBC Miami says Iber is still employed with the school and was assigned to administrative duties until he is reassigned, NBC Miami reports.

“Judgment is the currency of honesty,” Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said in a statement. “Insensitivity – intentional or perceived – is both unacceptable and inconsistent with our policies, but more importantly with our expectation of common sense behavior that elevates the dignity and humanity of all, beginning with children.”

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