MIAMI – The principal of a South Florida high school has been removed from his position after expressing support online for a Texas police officer who waved a gun at teens while responding to a call about an unruly pool party.
The Miami-Dade County school district announced today that Alberto Iber had been removed as principal of North Miami Senior High School and reassigned to administrative duties.
Cellphone footage of a McKinney, Texas, police officer throwing a teenage girl to the ground and then briefly drawing his gun made national news last week.
In a brief public post on a story on the Miami Herald’s website, Iber wrote that Officer David Eric Casebolt, who has since resigned, did nothing wrong and was afraid for his life. The post included Iber’s Facebook picture, name, school and title.
Iber told the Herald Tuesday that he supports law enforcement and was sorry if his opinion upset people.