College fires professor accused of giving Nazi salute

  • This Nov. 2, 2018, photo, Housatonic Community College business professor Charles Meyrick, top left, raises his right arm during a faculty and administrators’ meeting in Manchester, Conn. The community college fired the professor, Meyrick, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, who was accused of comparing education officials to Nazis by shouting in German and giving a Nazi salute for more than 10 minutes at the meeting. According to the school investigation report, Meyrick acknowledged he shouted “sieg heil,” a German phrase for “hail victory” noted for its use at Nazi rallies, and gave a Nazi salute from his seat in the crowd in the auditorium, as a way to show the meeting’s leaders that their effort to silence his dissent was “tyrannical and wrong.” (AP Photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. — A community college fired a business professor Thursday accused of comparing education officials to Nazis by shouting in German and giving a Nazi salute for more than 10 minutes at a faculty and administrators’ meeting.

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