- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Dozens of striking teachers gathered Sunday at the police headquarters in Strongsville, Ohio, to protest people showing up to apply as substitute teachers.

In a video shot by Sun News’ Cory Shaffer, people shouted “scab” and “go home” at a dangerously close distance from the applicants being escorted into the building by police.

One man can even be heard screaming, “Rosa Parks would be ashamed” at a black female applicant.

“They kept telling me I was taking their job, and I said ‘I’m sorry, I need a job too. I have student loans to pay off,’” said Megan Paris, of Cleveland, who filled out an application.

The teachers went on strike because the school board is not offering automatic raises based on years worked. A spokesperson for the Strongsville Education Association said the teachers are frustrated, since contract negotiations ended yesterday with no deal.

“We want to be in the classrooms, we want to be with our kids. We don’t want to be on strike,” Chris Canning told the Sun News. “This is Strongsville. We have a reputation of excellence in education, and we’re not feeling that right now.”

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