National School Boards Association Apologizes for Letter Urging FBI Support at School Meetings

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) apologized for a letter sent by its top officials that prompted Attorney General Merrick Garland to get FBI involvement in threats from parents at local school board meetings.

Garland ordered the FBI to get involved over threats to school board members around the country.

The original letter dated September 29 asking for federal law enforcement involvement was sent by NSBA’s CEO Chip Slaven and President Viola Garcia.

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In the new letter, the NSBA board said, “we regret and apologize for the letter” and stated, “… there was no justification for some of the language included in the letter.”

Read the Sept 29 letter here.

Making matters much worse it appears the White House was involved in getting the first letter written.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

The letter has sparked allegations that the Biden administration is trying to stifle dissent among parents who oppose mask mandates and the teaching of critical race theory at America’s schools. School board meetings have become battlegrounds for factions of parents torn on those issues. Parents in some districts have organized recall efforts to remove school board members who support mandates or radical curricula.

James Rosen reported on the coordination between members of the school board association and the White House.

Attorney General Merrick Garland had a hard time defending his decision to get the FBI involved in school board meetings.

Former Senator Jim Demint demanded Garland’s resignation.

This incident indicates the White House was involved in orchestrating an effort to weaponize the Department of Justice to intimidate and silence parents from expressing their concerns about their children’s education.