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Teacher allegedly threatened to shoot school officials after janitors removed plastic COVID barrier


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

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

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

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

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

Chad Gerrick is a teacher at Sinking Springs Elementary School.
Chad Gerrick is a trainer at Sinking Springs Elementary School.
Northern York Regional Police

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 via Friday due to new coronavirus instances. 

“Over the holiday weekend, the District continued to receive notification of several new positive cases of COVID-19,” it mentioned 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.” 

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