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FBI gets involved as QAnon follower sends death threats to Florida parents and teachers over masks

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Tampa resident Damaris Allen. (Screenshot)

Damaris Allen commented on a friend’s Facebook post about students wearing face masks in school, but when a woman chimed in with an angry comment, things got out of control, WFLA reports.

“She kept saying that she was going to make sure we never worked again, and that everyone knew what sickos we were and that she had her arsenal ready and that she was basically going to get rid of us at any cost,” said Allen.

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Florida’s Hillsborough County Classroom Teachers Association says the same woman made threatening comments on their Facebook page before she was blocked.

“She was accusing the whole union, all teachers of being pedophiles,” HCTA Executive Director Stephanie Baxter-Jenkins said. “Obviously for teachers that is a particularly offensive and problematic allegation given they are around children all of the time.”

The woman, who used the screen name “Elena AQ,”  was identified as Elena Luyo of Tampa by local news reports. According to WFLA, Luyo denied that she was issuing threats, but admitted she uses strong language sometimes on social media. She then reiterated her opposition to face masks.

“There is no science backing it up. They represent a collective communist society. It’s a representation of China. I mean the masks come from China,” Luyo said.

“They admitted in their member-only group that they snuck into our group like dirty little weasels,” she added.

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Luyo claimed that the tension started when several teachers infiltrated a Facebook group she belonged to that is anti-mask. But Allen says she has no idea what Luyo is talking about.

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Proud Boy arrested in Portland on assault and gun charges — hours after Trump refused to denounce group

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Portland police arrested a Proud Boy member hours after President Donald Trump sent a signal of support to the right-wing group.

Alan Swinney was charged with multiple counts of assault, along with pointing a firearm at another, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful use of tear gas and remains held at the Multnomah County Jail, reported Oregon Public Broadcasting.

The 50-year-old Swinney was photographed and recorded on video Aug. 22 pointing a revolver at anti-fascist protesters outside the Multnomah County Justice Center.

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Women accuse prominent evangelical preacher of sexually harassing them for years: report

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Multiple women have come forward claiming the late evangelical leader Ravi Zacharias sexually harassed them over a period of time at a Georgia spa he co-owned.

Three women told Christianity Today that Zacharias touched them inappropriately and "masturbated" in front of them while they were employed at the spa. Zacharias died from cancer in May.

The still-operative Ravi Zacharias International Ministries said that it's conducting an investigation into the allegations.

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Portland sheriff fires back at Trump for falsely claiming he supports the president

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Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese of Portland, Oregon, quickly shut down President Donald Trump's claim that he endorsed him for the upcoming presidential election.

During the first presidential debate on Tuesday night, Reese took to Twitter with his reaction to Trump's remarks as he confirmed he has never supported Trump. In addition, he also made it clear he has no intent on supporting the president going forward.

"In tonight's presidential debate the President said the 'Portland Sheriff' supports him," Reese tweeted on Tuesday night, adding, "As the Multnomah County Sheriff I have never supported Donald Trump and will never support him."

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