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Housatonic Community College Professor Accused of Giving Nazi Salute Fired

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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 investigation report is posted online. 

The Associated Press left messages seeking comment for Meyrick on Thursday.

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