FBI to Work With State, Local Agencies to Address Threats Made to School Boards, Teachers
October 7, 2021
Attorney General Merrick Garland addressed "a disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence" against schools and employees on subjects such as mask mandates on Tuesday and plans to implement actions and investigations in the next 30 days, the Associated Press reported.
"While spirited debate about policy matters is protected under our Constitution, that protection does not extend to threats of violence or efforts to intimidate individuals based on their views," Garland said.
Garland said the FBI would begin working with federal, state, local, territorial and tribal authorities and hold strategy sessions to address the increasing threats that target teachers, school administrators, board members and other school officials.