A Southern California high school teacher and city councilman was taped by one of his students as he went on a profanity-laced tirade about military members calling them “the frickin’ lowest of the low” in a classroom rant to students that has now gone viral.
El Rancho High history teacher Gregory Salcido — who also serves as an elected Pico Rivera city councilman and was once mayor — even goes so far as to refer to those who are in the military overseas as failed students who had no choice but to serve, “Fox & Friends” reported Sunday.
“Think about the people you know who are over there,” Salcido is heard saying. “Your freakin’ stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They’re dumb s – – – s. They’re not high-level bankers. They’re not academic people. They’re not intellectual people.”
“They’re the freakin’ lowest of our low.”
He is also heard questioning why military recruiters were allowed to visit the school.
“We don’t allow pimps to come into the school,” he says.
A post on Facebook with videos of the rants had nearly 1.5 million views as of Saturday, the Orange County Register reported.
District Superintendent Karling Aguilera-Fort told the paper that he had not spoken to Salcido because the teacher was out of town. He said Salcido would be disciplined.
It was very insulting to the student who Salcido was ranting at because he was wearing a Marine sweatshirt in honor of his father and uncles who served. And the student is right. It is very disrespectful not only to the student and his family but to all veterans.
For a teacher of high school youth and a city councilman to be spewing this kind of nonsense should be surprising, but sadly it is not. Salcido’s Facebook page has been inundated since the video was released. Hopefully, the voters will remember this at re-election time.
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