A pro-CRT (Critical Race Theory) parent in Fort Worth made a statement which many parents opposed to CRT took as a threat on November 9th when the parent in question claimed that he had 1,000 soldiers who were ‘locked and loaded’.
As Fox News reports:
In the Fort Worth Independent School District board meeting on Nov. 9, Malikk Austin turned to address the parents who had spoken up about critical race theory.
“For those who got an issue with this critical race theory equity, this is something I fight for, for my children,” Austin, who is African American, began. “How dare you come out here and talk about the things that my daddy and my grandparents went through, the lynching, the oppression, Jim Crow, and my kids are still being afflicted by this.”
“We are not our ancestors,” Austin added. “I got over 1,000 soldiers ready to go.”
…After Austin’s one minute to speak had run out, officers came and escorted him out of the room. During this time, he shouted, “I’ll bring my soldiers with me next time… locked and loaded.”
A Far-Left activist in an FWISD Board meeting threatened parents all because they were criticizing CRT. The activist said that he would bring 1000 soldiers and that he will be “lock and loaded” next time. pic.twitter.com/VmqNaQQh10
— Carlos Turcios (@Carlos__Turcios) November 12, 2021
When asked for comments Austin insisted that the term ‘locked and loaded’ was not meant as a threat.