A high school teacher in Pico Rivera, California, sparked a controversy after he allegedly “terrorized” his classroom by slamming the members of the military.
Former city mayor Gregory Salcido, a member of Pico Rivera city council and a U.S. government and history teacher at El Rancho High School, was caught on tape calling military members “the freaking lowest of our low” while scolding a student wearing a Marine Corps shirt.
The 5-minute incident was recorded by another student, who was also wearing a similar shirt.
"You better not freaking go," Salcido told the student. "Don't wear that in here."
Recalling the shocking moment, the boy said, “I told him it was a family tradition.”
"My dad's done it, my two uncles have done it,” he continued. “And I just wanted to continue that tradition because it's also something I wanted to do as a kid. And he said so if it was a family tradition to beat women, would you continue it too?"
"Your freakin' stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They're dumb***ts. They're not high-level bankers. They're not academic people,” the teacher ranted. “They're not intellectual people.”
The councilman, who served as mayor in 2002, 2010 and 2015, is reportedly under investigation by the school board after his hateful comments on members of the military went viral.
This isn’t the first time Salcido has landed himself in hot water. In 2010, he was placed on administrative leave after a parent complained he made inappropriate comments in class, according to Whittier Daily News.
At that time, Salcido denied making hateful comments.
In 2012, again, the former mayor was placed on leave for striking a student, which he again denied.
This time around, the teacher addressed the allegations in a now-deleted post on Facebook, “I turned my phone back on to unexpectedly see a storm. I don't think it's wise for me to make any specific comments, but I want my friends, family, and students to know we are fine and we respect the rights of free expression for all individuals."
Needless to say, the social media post mostly drew angry comments.
Everyone should note & remember that this is precisely how liberal Californians perceive our military. The phone outrage isn't over this asshole's comments, it's that his comments were made public. What else are these loons teaching kids? #GregorySalcido https://t.co/8vDjn5W6oA— Rangers in Seven (@MeanNewYorker) January 29, 2018
Another student recently sent out a recording from last year, in which Salcido reportedly spoke on the subject of child pornography.
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