The Biden Administration has now announced that it will be instructing the FBI to begin investigating alleged threats stemming from conflicts between liberal school board members and parents opposed to critical race theory.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Attorney General Merrick Garland ordered the FBI on Monday to begin investigating a recent spike in “harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence” against school administrators.
The Department of Justice published a memo by Garland directing U.S. attorneys and the FBI to work with local officials to identify and curb threats to school administrators.
“In recent months, there has been a disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff who participate in the vital work of running our nation’s public schools,” the memo said, without citing specific examples. “While spirited debate about policy matters is protected under our Constitution, the protection does not extend to threats of violence or efforts to intimidate individuals based on their views.”
“Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values. 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,” it continued.
The announcement comes in the wake of multiple high profile incidences of parents vocally and raucously confronting left-leaning school administrators over their decision to teach critical race theory.
Needless to say conservatives on social media weren’t happy with the announcement:
We shouldn’t be that shocked by AG Garland siccing the FBI on parents concerned about CRT, transgenderism and mask mandates in schools: authoritarianism has always been the ultimate end of progressivisim.
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) October 5, 2021
They went from "critical race theory doesn't exist" to "unleash the FBI against its enemies" in less than 90 days.
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) October 5, 2021