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A Pennsylvania elementary school teacher is facing charges for allegedly threatening to shoot school administrators.

Officials say Sinking Springs Elementary teacher Chad Gerrick reportedly approached school administrators earlier this month about a plastic COVID-19 barrier he installed in his classroom that was removed by maintenance. Following that conversation, a worker allegedly overheard Gerrick saying if he gets COVID, he will shoot all of them and spread the virus as much as he can. Police showed up at his home following the threats and removed nine long guns and one pistol. His preliminary hearing is set for October 22nd. Gerrick put the barrier up because the school has very high rates of COVID cases; 44 of the total 134 in the district. It’s one of the highest transmission rates in the state.

Centre County Adds 21 COVID-19 Cases; Pennsylvania Reports 3,898 New Positives

After last year’s curtailed trick or treating due to the pandemic, and 2019’s postponements because of the weather, it finally looks as if Centre County is poised for a more normal night of trick or treat this year. For just the third time since 2011, Halloween falls on the weekend — meaning most municipalities will hold trick or treat on the actual holiday.

After closing in March 2020, the United States will finally reopen its northern land border to fully vaccinated Canadians – the same for our neighbors to the South. Restrictions will begin loosening next month – though officials say a specific date hasn’t been set yet.

President Biden is expected to sign a bill this week to keep the nation from going into default.  The House approved it yesterday ahead of Monday’s deadline.  The measure extends the federal debt limit into early December so the government can keep paying its bills.

President Biden is trying to make sure products get to store shelves in time for Christmas.

The inflation rate for September comes out today and analysts don’t expect any change.