As Twitchy readers know, California teacher Gregory Salcido has been reprimanded for being caught on video attacking a student for wearing a Marines sweatshirt and calling the military the ‘lowest of the low’.
Social media ERUPTED as the story broke and many amazing vets spoke up on Twitter, saying they were proud members of the lowest of the low, and others reminded Salcido that the only reason he could say such horrible things about our military is that they fought (and died) for his right to so.
Even Gary Sinise got involved:
Such stupidity & ignorance of this so called teacher in CA. regarding the intelligence of men & women serving our country overseas. An outrageous insult to all who have served, including former presidents of the United States. Feeling sad for his students. https://t.co/QNOgXTHWpx
— Gary Sinise (@GarySinise) January 30, 2018
Dude teaches government and is a former mayor as well.
Way to pick ’em, El Rancho.
I doubt this ignorant teacher could go through the mathmatical training my father went through to fly jets for the Marine Corps. , much less have the Balls to learn how to land one on an aircraft carrier in the middle of a storm in the Pacific.
— Annette Cherie (@Akemm2Annette) January 30, 2018
He's one of those people who's never had any experience outside standing in front of a dry erase board.
— Antonio Martinez (@djtechchicago) January 30, 2018
He’s one of those ignorant people who for whatever reason think men and women who join our military are stupid.
And he’s teaching young people … that’s what terrifies us the most.
I caught the headline, didn't read the story. Didn't have to. The irony: The freedom provided for the teacher to express that opinion came at the price provided by those the teacher chastises.
— J. Ariel Garza (JAG) (@jag731) January 30, 2018
He is morally bankrupt. God bless our military personnel. Thank you for always standing up for them. God bless.
— DEPLORABLE Erin (@aerochic65) January 30, 2018
My reply Gary – from a female veteran, married to a Marine with a Marine and Army son – It was too long to post. But I think it pretty much covers my thoughts on this teaches disparaging remarks for our great military veterans and service members. Please enjoy the read. God Bless pic.twitter.com/y3Cvc3dPDD
— ViktoriaAKATori (@ViktoriaLColvin) January 30, 2018
This is pretty damn good and worth a read. Just sayin’. ^
I went to medical school after serving as an infantryman. Many of my physician and nurse colleagues were former military. Many of my military friends are successful attorneys and businessmen. I realize we are beating a dead horse but….
— Chris Morrison (@c_w_morrison) January 30, 2018
But it sounds like this guy needs an education when it comes to who bravely serves this country.
So keep ‘beating that dead horse.’