A Pennsylvania elementary school teacher has been arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot district officials as a result of janitors eliminated a plastic barrier he arrange in his classroom to shield towards the unfold of COVID-19, studies say. 

Chad Gerrick, an educator at Sinking Springs Elementary School in York, is now charged with one misdemeanor depend of terroristic threats, in accordance to Fox43

Last Friday, a cafeteria employee stated she heard Gerrick threaten to “shoot all them f—–s” on the district’s administrative places of work, the station reported, citing a prison grievance affidavit filed by Northern York County Regional Police. 

Chad Gerrick is a teacher at   Sinking Springs Elementary School in York, Pa.
( Northern York Regional Police)

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Gerrick additionally stated if he contracted coronavirus, he would “come to school and spread COVID to everyone I can,” the police doc reportedly added. 

Police advised Fox43 that the 50-year-old teacher was upset following a dialog he had with directors over the removing of the plastic barrier he erected in his classroom. 

Gerrick was suspended by the school pending an investigation and detectives who searched his Manchester Township residence seized two lengthy weapons and a handgun, Fox43 additionally reported, citing police. 

Meanwhile, the Central York School District says Gerrick’s school will function remote-only by way of Friday due to new coronavirus circumstances. 

“Over the holiday weekend, the District continued to receive notification of several new positive cases of COVID-19,” it stated in a message posted on its web site. “In the past 14 days, a total of 19 cases of COVID-19 have been reported at Sinking Springs Elementary.”