SAN ANTONIO - Tempers flared during a town hall meeting on the Dream Act Tuesday night. During the meeting a high school government teacher from John F. Kennedy called the local Tea Party president a Nazi.
The exchange was recorded and posted on You tube.
"When you get to name calling that just shows that there is no logic to your argument any further. It's all emotion, " said George Rodriguez, President of the San Antonio Tea Party.
The teacher's emotion came from a panelist's comment that school administration should deport undocumented students.
"So you would have students in this room deported?" asked the teacher.
The panelist replied, "Yes, I would if they were illegal. You bet."
Rodriguez also told the teacher if the person is here illegally, they are breaking the law.
"You know what I would have? I would have you teach more balanced - conservative," added Rodriguez.
After those remarks is when the teacher made the Nazi comment saying, "You can just say what you are - a Nazi."
Edgewood ISD will not be taking any disciplinary action against the teacher.
"He realized he shouldn't have gone that far, and he gave us a statement and expressed his concern and regret," said district spokesperson Maclovio Perez.
Perez adds the teacher was at the town hall meeting on his own time and students were invited, but not required to go. Perez went onto to say the teacher is a good educator and has been with the district for more than six years.
The Tea Party would like the chance to go and speak to the districts high school students "to explain to them our position in a controlled, quite, calm manner" added Rodriguez.
Perez said he will proposed the idea to the school administration.