California teacher's anti-military rant creating viral stir
- Author: Megan Austin Jan 31, 2018,
Jan 31, 2018, 8:47
A high school history teacher and city council member in California is facing investigation after a student recorded an anti-military rant that went viral.
Gregory Salcido at Pico Rivera High School in Los Angeles was recorded making the comments by a student in his classroom. Think about the people who you know who are over there.
"Your freakin' stupid Uncle Louie or whatever". They're dumbs***s. They're not like high-level thinkers, they're not academic people, they're not intellectual people'. We couldn't beat the Vietnamese. "They are the lowest of our low". "We don't let pimps come in the school", the voice adds in the 6-minute video recording.
The student who captured the video told local news outlets it was taken January 19 during a government class.
In 2010, he was placed on administrative leave after a parent complained about his classroom conduct and two years later, he was again placed on leave after the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department received a complaint that he struck a student.
"It was so disrespectful to my dad and my uncles and all veterans and those still in the military", said the student, whose father and uncles fought in in U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam.
A CT woman who is a friend of the family posted the videos on Facebook on January 26, and one of them has been viewed more than 6 million times as of Monday afternoon. My friend's son was sporting his marine sweater while this liberal douche teacher rants about the military. She said that, at this time, Salcido will not be returning to El Rancho High School.
Rodriguez thinks Salcido should no longer be allowed to teach. She shared it with a friend, who then posted it online Friday.
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The school's superintendent, Karling Aguilera-Fort, has not yet discussed the incident with Salcido because the teacher was out of town. When he got up to turn in some work, Salcido asked him to explain why he was planning on joining the military after graduation.
On Friday, Salcido posted a statement on his personal Facebook page from NY. "It was just meant for some other veterans to see".
"To say it to the youth is wrong", he told KTLA.
Camacho also announced that Salcido has been removed from all council committees.
Salcido has not publicly commented on the video.
Although he denied the remarks, Salcido was suspended for the rest of the summer session.
The council on Monday issued a statement, signed by the mayor and three other council members, saying they "unequivocally disagree" with Salcido's comments.
El Rancho Unified School District board President Aurora R. Villon told the Times that Salcido's comments did not reflect the city's values.