High-level thinker Gregory Salcido fired by school board over anti-military rant

School Board Fires Pico Rivera Teacher Whose Anti-Military Rant Was Caught on Video

MORE: Pico Rivera councilman, teacher recorded making anti-military rant in classroom Quinonez said he was berated by Salcido for wearing a Marine Corps sweatshirt in class. Salcido teaches US government at El Rancho High School and is a current member of the Pico Rivera City Council as well as a former mayor.

"I do believe the military is not the best option for my students", he added.

Villon said the school board received thousands of emails voicing displeasure for Salcido's comments. He said he would apologize for his comments if they hurt people and said that was not his intention. "They're not like high-level thinkers, they're not academic people, they're not intellectual people", Salcido continued. "They're the freaking lowest of our low". They're not high-level thinkers. "Anything I said had nothing to do with their moral character".

Aside from making headlines, Salcido's screed earned him attention from White House chief of staff John Kelly, who said the former teacher "ought to go to hell".

'Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, but at the same time they shouldn't be disrespecting the veterans who have fought for our rights, who give up their lives and do stuff that other people are not willing to do, ' Quinonez, who says he wants to be a Marine, told the news organization.

Salcido called the incident "probably the most exaggerated situation I've ever seen".

"I don't think the people in the military have low moral character".

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A special school board meeting following the video's release was packed by critics, many of them dressed in military uniforms or sporting hats and shirts referencing their service. His fellow council members passed a resolution calling for his resignation.

"The City Council and residents of Pico Rivera are steadfast in the recognition that the contributions by those who have served or are now serving our country via military service are respected and we are grateful for their service", the statement read.

Salcido's former student, Jeovany Zavala, however, came to the former teacher's defense.

In January, Pentagon Spokeswoman Amber Smith said the comments made by Salcido were "uninformed".

His charge on the council, according the website, is to "continue Pico Rivera's inclusion into the American mainstream". They're not intellectual people. "It's because you didn't take care of business academically, because your parents didn't love you enough to push you and then you didn't love yourself enough to push yourself".

During city council meetings, veterans and regular citizens ripped into him and called for him to resign. "They're gonna leave my son an orphan".

Benjamin Brown is a reporter for Fox News.

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