Teacher under investigation for anti-military rant was fired

CALIFORNIA– A high school teacher that was being investigated after allegedly going on an anti-military rent was fired Tuesday evening.

According to FOXNews, the Board of Education President Aurora Villon said the El Rancho Unified School District reached a unanimous decision to fire Gregory Salcido, a history teacher at El Rancho High School and elected Pico Rivera city councilman.

The teacher was facing backlash after going on a rant saying, “”Think about the people you know who are over there [in the military]. They’re your freaking stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They’re dumb [expletives]. They’re not high level bankers, they’re not academic people, they’re not intellectual people,” he said. “They’re the freaking lowest of the low.”

Salcido allegedly apologized at a City Council meeting in February, but the Board of Education President, Aurora Villion, said that thousands of emails flooded the school board, as veterans and relatives of military personnel from all over the world voiced their disgust with Salcido’s comments.

Villon told the Los Angeles Times, “His comments do not reflect what we stand for, who we are. The classroom should never be a place where students feel that they are picked at, bullied, intimidated.”

PREVIOUSLY: A high school teacher and local politician is reportedly being investigated after a student recorded an apparent anti-military rant.

According to FOXNews, Councilman Gregory Salcido allegedly ranted to students about members of the military.

According to a government biography, Salcido served as Pico Rivera’s mayor in 2002, 2010, and 2015. Part of his bio states that Salcido “credits his students as a “constant reminder that keeping a positive and optimistic disposition is necessary for a productive future.”

According to the audio tape, Salcido said, “Think about the people you know who are over there [in the military]. They’re your freaking stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They’re dumb [expletives]. They’re not high level bankers, they’re not academic people, they’re not intellectual people,” he said. “They’re the freaking lowest of the low.”

The student who recorded Salcido’s rant reportedly said that he did so because he found the comments offensive, as he is the son and nephew of veterans.