Parents upset after former Fruitland Park cop ID'd as KKK member hired at school

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LAKE COUNTY, Fla. - The Fruitland Park deputy police chief who resigned after the FBI identified him as a Ku Klux Klan member was recently hired to work at a Sumter County school, but he didn't work there long.
 
Channel 9's Kathi Belich was told that Facebook lit up on Tuesday after someone recognized new employee David Borst at Wildwood Elementary School as the former deputy chief.
 
Parents Belich spoke with weren't happy about the hiring.
 
"That's terrible. Why would they allow him around children?" parent Samantha Verges said.
 
"Kids are smart and they pick up on things. He might say a word or something and the child might hear it," parent Yoma Isaac said.
 
Last year, Borst and Fruitland Park police Cpl. George Hunnewell were named by FBI informants as members of the KKK.
 
Borst resigned from the department and Hunnewell was fired.
 
Isaac said she was concerned when she learned Borst worked in food service.  
 
"You never know what he could say," she said.
 
"I will be checking at this point to make sure he's gone and not coming back. First thing in the morning, I think I'll be in that office," Verges said.    
 
Even though Borst is gone after only three days' work at the school, parents said they want to know how he got hired in the first place.
 
Officials with the school district said they did a background check.


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