Should State Senator Don Shooter Be Charged for His Episode at a Yuma School?
Word on the street is, Yuma police are recommending misdemeanor charges against Republican State Senator Don Shooter, for his recent episode at a Yuma school.
According to a Yuma PD report, Shooter barged in to his grandson's classroom at a charter school and started shouting at the teacher, only after he had a fit at the school's front office, demanding to speak with people.
The report says Shooter let someone affiliated with the school know that he is a "State Senator and very influential man in Yuma and in the State," although the president of the Arizona Charter Schools Association confirmed that doesn't get him any special treatment.
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Although Shooter didn't make any physical contact with anyone at the school, police recommended an assault charge, because a teacher said she felt threatened, as well as charges of disrupting an educational institution, criminal trespassing, and disorderly conduct, according to the local paper of record.
The city's prosecutors office will now decide whether to file those charges, but we want to know what you think -- should Shooter be charged for his episode?
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