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Coach Fired over Twitter Threat to Indiana Pizza Shop

DUNLAP, Ind. (AP) – A northern Indiana school district says it has fired a coach who tweeted about burning down a pizza shop after its owners said they wouldn't cater a gay wedding because of their religious beliefs.

Concord Community Schools Superintendent Wayne Stubbs confirmed to The Goshen News (http://bit.ly/1GflVL0 ) that Jessica Dooley was terminated on Monday.

Dooley had been suspended since April 1 after she suggested burning down Memories Pizza in Walkerton over the owners' support for a new religious objects law that critics called anti-gay. 

Fallout over the law sparked boycotts of Indiana and led lawmakers to revise its language to address concerns that it could be used as a legal defense for discrimination.

St. Joseph County prosecutors are reviewing Dooley's case.

A phone listing for Dooley wasn't available Tuesday.

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  Information from: The Goshen News, http://www.goshennews.com

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