By now everyone has seen the viral video of the Mckinney pool party that got out of control. Many think Officer Eric Casebolt was out of line when he apprehended a 14 year old girl and drew his weapon. Others think he was doing the right thing, considering the threat of violence and the obnoxious and disrespectful nature of the “children” involved.
A Miami Principal, Alberto Iber, did what everyone else did after watching the viral video, he took to Facebook to give his opinion.
In the comment section after a story about the incident was posted on the The Miami Herald website, Alberto Iber posted,
â€œHe did nothing wrong. He was afraid for his life. I commend him for his actions.â€
This short and respectful three sentence opinion on the subject was enough to end his career.
On Wednesday, Miami-Dade Public Schools announced Iberâ€™s removal and that they were looking for his replacement. The statement said that school employees are held to a higher standard and are required to conduct themselves, both personally and professionally, in a manner that represents the school districtâ€™s core values.
â€œJudgment is the currency of honesty,â€ said Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho. â€œInsensitivity â€“ intentional or perceived â€“ 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.â€
Iber reportedly said he meant to post his comment on the Miami Heraldâ€™s website anonymously. The comment was later deleted, but not before screenshots were saved and passed around social media.
A hateful Facebook page was even created to oust the Principal.
“If you’re running a majority black school and you say a remark such as that people will not respect you,” student Price Testinobles said.
Parent Maria Kramer also agreed with the Iber being removed.
â€œTheÂ superintendent and the school system did the right thing. They have always stood up for children, and this principle obviously had a misguided view,â€ Kramer said.
Misguided view? Why because it isn’t the same as yours? What is happening to this country when someone’s livelihood can be taken away for simply having an opinion? Those on the left say conservatives are “paranoid” when we proclaim Americans are losing our freedom of speech. After reading this story it’s clear that “paranoia” has nothing to do with it. Americans are losing their freedoms more and more every day, just ask PrincipalÂ Alberto Iber.