North Miami Senior High School Principal Alberto Iber has been fired for one single comment posted on Facebook defending a McKinney police officer.
We’ve all seen the endless looping of a video of a McKinney police officer holding a 15-year old on the ground and then pulling his gun on other black teens. The teens were acting out.
One Principal, Alberto Iber took the side of the officer.
“He did nothing wrong. He was afraid for his life,” Iber posted on a Miami Herald story. “I commend him for his actions.”
That was his opinion.
He took it down and apologized but that wasn’t good enough.
The School Board said they hold their employees up to a higher standard. He didn’t conduct himself according their “core values”, they reported.
“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.”
The poor cream puffs were exposed to different thinking! Perish the thought.
The school is almost entirely black and one may not express an opinion that they might not agree with.
If you think you have free speech, you don’t!
Mr. Iber still works for the school but he’s no longer a Principal and his future is uncertain.