Approximately 150 protesters attended an emergency meeting of the El Rancho Unified School Board Tuesday night, in order to voice their opinions on teacher and city councilman Gregory Salcido. Salcido was recently caught on tape giving a profanity-laced rant about the military to students in his U.S. Government class, casting sweeping dispersions about the type of people who join up, stating that they are bad students, “the lowest of the low.”

Among the crowd were several veterans in uniform, students, and members of the community in patriotic, and pro-military garb, some carrying flags.

A 17-year-old student in Salcido’s class surreptitiously made the recording when Salcido took offense to his wearing of a U.S. Marine Corps sweatshirt. The student was later identified as Victor Quiñonez, who comes from a Marine family and had enough of his teacher’s negativity towards the military.

Although there were only two items on the board’s agenda, neither pertaining directly to Salcido, that didn’t stop multiple veterans from making statements addressing the board about Salcido. The board attempted to steer the conversation away from Salcido as they couldn’t act on anything that wasn’t already on their agenda. A time for open discussion had not been allotted in the meeting’s agenda either.