Here is the most terrifying story you will read today:
Police arrested a nutty Pennsylvania elementary school teacher after he allegedly threatened to shoot district officials because a janitor removed the plastic COVID-19 barrier he set up in his classroom. According to Fox43, officials charged the teacher, Chad Gerrick, with one misdemeanor count of terroristic threats.
Last Friday, a cafeteria worker told police she heard Gerrick threaten to “shoot all them f—–s” toward the district’s administrative offices.
Moreover, witnesses heard Gerrick say that if he contracted coronavirus, he would “come to school and spread COVID to everyone.” Gerrick reportedly added he won’t care “how sick” he is
Police confirmed to Fox43 that Gerrick was “upset” following a conversation he had with administrators over removing his plastic barrier.
Upset seems accurate.
After the district suspended Gerrick pending an investigation, detectives searched his home and seized two long guns and a handgun. The district released the following statement:
“Central York School District is aware that Mr. Chad Gerrick was arrested on Friday, October 8. The District is currently working closely with Northern Regional Police Department during this ongoing investigation. Mr. Gerrick is on leave at this time. The District cannot share any additional information on this personnel matter. Please be assured at no point was there a risk to the safety of our students and staff at Sinking Springs Elementary. The safety of our students and staff at CYSD is of the utmost importance and we strive to create a learning environment that protects the health and safety of all of our students.”
Gerrick has been a science and math teacher in the Central York School District for more than 18 years.
Last week, a Wyoming high school locked down for 90 minutes because a 16-year-old girl refused to wear a mask. Next, the school called the police and had the girl arrested. Now, some nutjob teacher threatened to shoot people because janitors took down his plastic COVID barrier.
Public schools are not dealing with a return to a semblance of normalcy well.