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Gastonia Gaston Gazette (Newspaper) - September 12, 2015, Gastonia, North Carolina Action again 75c a saturday september 12, 2015 i half off amp a feline 4friend a lock Downs online rumours at schools parents on Edge cops a we take precautions by Lauren Baheri Friday morning put plenty of Gaston county parents on Edge. On top of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks several threats against schools began circulating online this week one aimed at a local High school. An armed robbery Friday morning at a dry cleaner also put two schools on lock Down. Though cops said the online threats were not credible officers still at Forestview morning. Upped Security High on Friday cops threats not credible the threat being shared on social Media claimed to have been from a general in South Carolina. He claimed the Quot Black Panther party had Given out orders to go into schools and colleges and kill All White students and teachers. The online Post was simply a hoax Gaston county police capt. Bill Melton said. At one Point in the Post the Quot general Quot writes that sept. 11 is on a monday. Sept. 11 fell on a Friday this year. The Rumor spiralled and students began hearing that someone was coming with a gun to Forestview High. Melton said that threat was not credible either since it was linked Back to the Quot Black panthers hoax online. A see schools Page 5anc teacher assistants in jeopardy Fate lies with state budget by. Al. In a lf4 Mike Hensdill the Gazette teacher assistant Jennifer Ledford reads to kindergarten students at Bessemer City primary school on North 12th Street in Bessemer City on thursday afternoon. Ledford is Gastons reigning teacher assistant of the year but her Job could be in jeopardy As state lawmakers debate the budget. Byers Wildstein she a one of the Best at what she does and her Job could be in jeopardy. Jennifer la Ford has worked As a teacher assistant in a kindergarten class at Bessemer City primary for the past five years. She spent the previous three years in the same role at Iii. Beam elementary in Gastonia. Her daily duties include assisting the teacher working with students one on one or in groups helping with dismissal and morning duty showing students to their classrooms and even becoming the teacher herself. A with All the testing and stuff that teachers have to do sometimes we have to take Over that classroom and help with the lesson plans and everything a said i Ford who is Gaston s reigning teacher assistant of the year. Quot we Are Busy from the time we walk in the door until the time we but Ledford is concerned about whether her Job will last the year. On sept. 18, the North Carolina general Assembly will take its final vote on the current years education budget. Lawmakers have been at a budgetary stalemate since the first deadline passed july i. Hanging in the balance is the Fate of about 200 teacher assistant jobs in Gaston county schools. The Senate version of the budget would Pink slip Between 8,500 and 9,300 teacher assistants statewide by reducing funding by $300 million Over the next two years according to the associated press. The Senate intends to re allocate the Money to hire about 3,300 teachers in Early grades the associated press reported. A see budget Page 5a inside people across the . Pause to remember on 14th anniversary 7a Gaston College pays tribute to the victims of 9/11 in Observance in Kings Mountain honors patriots i 2b Halifax Page edited by Lauren Frame Kun Patricia Rumfelt 77, Gastonia Ann Alexander 92, York . Clarence self 75, Waco Mary Williams 36, York . William Bridges 91, Kings Mountain Mitchell Owens 51. Belmont Jacob Rudisill 80. Crouse William Lambert 23, Shelby Margaret Friday 94, Dallas Willa Price 89, Wilmington Donald Williams 63, Shelby Brenda Howell 75. Mount Holly William Harrell jr., Iron station Vera Gerkin 84, Stanley business 6a classifieds. Moe crossword. 4d, 2e debate 4a police reports. 3a Ruk Tulsi High Low 81� 59� for Complete weather see Page 2a to Call the Gazette 704 869-1700 delivery question 704869 1800 10339 00001 daily 75< Mike hens dih the Gazette Peggy Springfield wipes her eyes As she and her husband Harold Springfield listen to a 9/11 a we will remember program in Bessemer City on Friday on the 14th anniversary of the attacks. See Mere photos in pages in a in

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