A Connecticut college has fired a business professor who is 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.
Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport on Thursday announced the firing of Charles Meyrick.
School President Paul Broadie II said the Nov. 2 incident at Manchester Community College happened just days after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre and "unnerved" many people who left the room fearing for their safety.
A school investigation report said Meyrick acknowledged that he shouted "sieg heil," German for "hail victory," and gave a Nazi salute as a way to show the meeting's leaders that their effort to silence him was tyrannical and wrong.
The Associated Press left messages seeking comment for Meyrick on Thursday.