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Words matter: Local man convicted of felony for posting threatening Facebook comments

After nearly three hours of deliberation, a Washington County jury found a local man guilty of making terroristic threats against Ringgold school teachers.

On a community Facebook page on Nov. 9, 2017, the Defendant posted the following comments: “Let’s raise taxes for these worthless (expletive)!! … They sure have nice cars for not making any money, (Expletives),” and “Easiest job in the world but they need more money. Shoot them and start over.”

The comments were directed at Ringgold teachers, who were picketing at school buildings and the central administration office from Oct. 18 to Nov. 21 of last year.

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