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‘Shoot them and start over’: Pennsylvania dad arrested for terroristic threats against striking teachers

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A Pennsylvania parent is accused of making death threats on Facebook against striking teachers.

George Shallenberger was charged with two counts of making terroristic threats after police received multiple reports about the social media postings, reported KDKA-TV.

Teachers went on strike Oct. 18 and have been picketing at each of the Ringgold School District’s four buildings after their last four-year contract expired in June, but they’re unhappy with the salary offer in the latest round of collective bargaining.

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“Easiest job in the world but they need more money,” Shallenberger wrote on his Facebook account. “Shoot them and start over.”

The 44-year-old Shallenberger, who also complains about NFL protesters and frequently posts photos of things that look like penises, also made two more gun-related threats on his social media account.

“Guns don’t kill people. I kill people,” he wrote Wednesday. “Happiness is a warm gun.”

He had been complaining about the district’s teachers for at least a month.

“F*cking school teachers need to get real jobs,” Shallenberger wrote Oct. 6. “Damn snowflakes.”

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Police said teachers and other parents reported the threatening posts.

Ringgold teachers say their pay is generally lower than other districts in the Pittsburgh area, and they argue some of them have to take second jobs to make a living.

State law requires teachers to go back to work Nov. 21, but union leaders hope to reach an agreement by next week.

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Shallenberger, who said he started a job as a welder in September, remains jailed on $150,000 bond, and he’s due in court Dec. 5 for a preliminary hearing.

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‘Kiss Florida goodbye’: Voto Latino head warns Democrats of coming 2020 debacle

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Appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy," Voto Latino CEO María Teresa Kumar said Democrats should not count on taking Florida's 29 electoral votes in the upcoming 2020 presidential election if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is the at the top of the ticket.

During a fairly contentious panel discussion on the viability of Sanders as a candidate due to self-identifying as a democratic socialist, Kumar claimed that would not play well Florida's Latino community.

"All I can think about when David [Corn] was unpacking it for us, we can all agree is you can kiss Florida goodbye," she explained. "I say that, Floridians -- Latinos that have fled socialism, they have fled and they are in Florida and they have sensibilities that are different from the rest of the Latino community."

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CNN’s Bakari Sellers schools Rick Santorum over claim Trump is not part of the ‘extreme hard right’

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During a panel discussion on CNN's State of the Union, contributor Bakari Sellers set fellow panelist Rick Santorum straight after he tried to claim that Donald Trump doesn't take far-right positions.

Following a discussion on Sen. Bernie Sanders' Nevada caucus win, Santorum tried to note the major differences between Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Responding to conservative commentator Linda Chavez who called both Sanders and Trump "two angry people," Santorum remarked, "I wanted to take issue with what Linda said: two angry folks representing the extremes, and I would agree with that, with Bernie Sanders, and he is representing, no question, the extreme of the Democratic Party and he says that he is a socialist and he is angry, I agree."

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GOP lawmakers melt down after Maryland AP history class teacher uses illustration to compare Trump to Nazis

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According to a report from the Washington Times, Maryland Republicans are up in arms after an AP history teacher at a local high school used a slide to illustrate similarities between Donald Trump's policies and those of the Nazis.

The report states, "A slide used in an Advanced Placement history class at Loch Raven High School in Towson shows a picture of Trump above pictures of a Nazi swastika and a flag of the Soviet Union. Two captions read 'wants to round up a group of people and build a giant wall' and 'oh, THAT is why it sounds so familiar!'"

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