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Florida Official Fired Over Anti-Orlando Facebook Post

Kenneth Lewis was suspended last Friday, pending an investigation into the posts

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    Club goers gather outside Parliament House, an LGBT nightclub, close to the one week anniversary of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting late Saturday, June 18, 2016, in Orlando, Fla.

    The Florida assistant state attorney who was suspended for posting an offensive rant about Orlando in the hours following the massacre at a nightclub in the city has been fired, Florida's state attorney said Thursday.

    "Downtown Orlando has no bottom. ... If you live down there you do it at your own risk and at your own peril. If you go down there after dark there is seriously something wrong with you," Kenneth Lewis wrote on his Facebook page, hours after 49 were killed at the city's Pulse nightclub.

    Lewis was suspended last Friday, pending an investigation into the posts. Florida State Attorney Jeff Ashton said that the investigation had one purpose: to find out whether Lewis wrote the posts. Once Lewis admitted to penning the comments himself, Ashton said he decided to fire him, NBC News reported.