Teacher Caught Ripping on Military, Saying They Are 'Dumbs**ts' — Now Military Families Are Responding

| JAN 29, 2018 | 6:53 PM

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Gregory Salcido, a teacher at El Rancho High School in California, is facing serious backlash after his negative comments about the U.S. military to his students were caught on video.

In the video, Salcido allegedly tells students that people in the military are “lowest of the low”:

However, many veterans and military family members have responded to his comments. Gold Star mother Karen Vaughn spoke out against the comments and commended the bravery of those who serve in the military.

“Many in this nation want to reap the benefits of being part of a free society,” said Vaughn on “Fox & Friends.” “But few understand those benefits have a cost.”

Vaughn also tweeted to Salcido directly, requesting him to meet her at her son's grave in order to start a dialogue about what it means to be a veteran:

Numerous veterans and their family members have also posted concerning Salcido's comments, such as Jonathan Hooper:

Another user, Linda Hill, was married to a Vietnam veteran who graduated from Yale:

Salcido is currently on paid leave while school administrators investigate.

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