Teacher Who Called Military 'Lowest of the Low' Is Fired

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The El Rancho Unified School District voted unanimously to fire history teacher and Pico Rivera councilman Gregory Salcido, reported Fox News.

Victor Quinonez, the student who secretly recorded the video of the rant, said he was berated by Salcido for wearing a Marines sweatshirt in class.

In the video, which Quinonez surreptitiously recorded while the camera was mostly pointed at his shirt, Salcido repeatedly called US service members "dumbsh-s".

Salcido will remain on paid leave, pending any appeals to the State Office of Administrative Hearings, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported.

"The classroom should never be a place where students feel that they are picked at, bullied, intimidated", El Rancho Board of Education President Aurora Villon told the newspaper.

Of the military, Salcido (pictured) was also recorded saying: "They're dumb s***ts".

The teacher has apologized for his remarks but reiterated that he thinks students with lower academic standing are the ones who decide to serve in the military.

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A CT woman who is a friend of Quinonez' 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.

"I don't think it's at all a revelation to anybody that those who aren't stellar students usually find the military a better option".

Since the audio surfaced, Salcido also had his committee appointments rescinded by the Pico Rivera City Council, although he has refused to resign from that post. Salcido has 30 days to appeal the decision, it added. "I just hope he enjoys the liberties and the lifestyle that we have fought for". "But I'd hate to see him keep his credentials and go somewhere else, and bully other kids and preach his way of life".

'My friends [sic] son was sporting his marine sweater while this liberal douche teacher rants about the military, ' Kimberlie Flauto wrote on Facebook on Friday, while exhorting people to 'help me make this go viral'. His fellow council members passed a resolution calling for his resignation.

But that appears at odds with his recorded rhetoric, which was filled with references to the race and dress of insurgents who have battled USA forces.

Pico Rivera, a predominantly Latino city of 63,000, was founded by veterans after World War II and maintains a strong connection to the military, its mayor, Gustavo Camacho, told The Washington Post. "It's because you didn't take care of business academically because your parents didn't love you enough to push you".