(Natural News) A national school board organization that likened parents to “domestic terrorists” in appealing to the Biden regime for assistance in probing their behavior at meetings has apologized after it was reported officials colluded with the White House.
“As you all know, there has been extensive media and other attention recently around our letter to President Biden regarding threats and acts of violence against school board members,” the National School Boards Association wrote in a memo published late last week.
“On behalf of NSBA, we regret and apologize for the letter,” the NSBA said, noting that “there was no justification for some of the language included in the letter.”
The initial letter was addressed specifically to Biden and sought his “immediate assistance” for members of local school boards, teachers, and students from alleged threats of violence and intimidation from parents upset about divisive critical race theory curriculum as well as sexually inappropriate books in school libraries, among other issues.
“America’s public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) respectfully asks for federal law enforcement and other assistance to deal with the growing number of threats of violence and acts of intimidation occurring across the nation,” the letter from NSBA President Viola Garcia and NSBA interim Executive Director and CEO Chip Slaven began.
“Local school board members want to hear from their communities on important issues and that must be at the forefront of good school board governance and promotion of free speech. However, there also must be safeguards in place to protect public schools and dedicated education leaders as they do their jobs,” the letter, sent in late September, added.
The officials said “immediate assistance is required to protect our students, school board members, and educators who are susceptible to acts of violence affecting interstate commerce because of threats to their districts, families, and personal safety.”
“As these acts of malice, violence, and threats against public school officials have increased, the classification of these heinous actions could be the equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes,” they added.
In response, Attorney General Merrick Garland tasked U.S. attorneys and the FBI with working alongside local law enforcement to investigate the actions of parents who have increasingly turned up at school board meetings around the country pushing back on the left-wing garbage being spoon-fed to their children such as transgenderism, critical race theory and sexually explicitly books and materials.
“Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values,” said Garland in a statement. “Those who dedicate their time and energy to ensuring that our children receive a proper education in a safe environment deserve to be able to do their work without fear for their safety.”
The emails, obtained by Parents Defending Education through public records requests and reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon, reveal that the National School Board Association’s president and CEO sent the letter to Biden on Sept. 29 without approval from the organization’s board. The letter said that the acts of some parents at school board meetings across the country could be considered “a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”
The emails also show that the White House asked the association for examples of threats against school board members days before Attorney General Merrick Garland created a task force of officials from the FBI and the Justice Department to determine how to prosecute alleged crimes at school board meetings.
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