PICO RIVERA, Calif. – A California school board has voted to fire a teacher who was seen on video calling members of the U.S. army, “the lowest of the low” while the insistence of a student in a Marine Corps shirt not to participate in the service.
The El Rancho Unified School District’s board of directors on Tuesday announced its decision to terminate of El Rancho high School teacher Gregory Salcido.
The council said that he and Salcido would remain on unpaid leave, pending an appeal by the State office of Administrative Hearings.
The Southern California News Group reports Salcido said in a text message that he would not comment until after it is officially signed.
Salcido made anti-military remarks in January and a video of the incident went viral.
Salcido is also a member of the Pico Rivera city council.