If you thought you were free to voice your opinion in America, you better be careful of what you say or you’ll end up like this principal of a high school who posted a short and innocuous message of support for the policeman in the McKinney pool incident and lost his job.
More from the New York Daily News:
The Miami-Dade school district dismissed Alberto Iber from his job at North Miami Senior High School Wednesday for comments he made on Facebook, officials told the Miami Herald.
The sacked principal publically backed Cpl. Eric Casebolt, the McKinney, Tex., cop who resigned after video showed him pinning a 15-year-old girl to the ground outside a community pool. Officers responded to the pool when neighbors reported minors fighting, but Casebolt’s actions were “out of control,” his chief said.
Iber defended Casebolt on Facebook after the Herald posted an article about the cop.
“He did nothing wrong. He was afraid for his life,” Iber posted in the comments section underneath the article. “I commend him for his actions.”
The now-deleted comment was posted from Iber’s personal account, which contained his picture and job title.
The principal’s opinion quickly drew criticism from his community and students.
This is absolutely absurd. All he did was post a relatively uncontroversial opinion on a case that has absolutely nothing to do with his job. When people are fired for this kind of crap all we’re going to be left with are people who are afraid to say anything that might be questioned by their students. Is that what we want in charge of our kids? Absolutely despicable.