An initial draft letter from the National School Boards Association shows that the NSBA wanted President Joe Biden to deploy the U.S. military in response to “threats” and “acts of intimidation” against school officials.
According to the draft, the NSBA’s early demands included deploying the Army National Guard and military police to monitor school board meetings.
Fox News further reports:
In contrast to the final version, the draft of the NSBA letter said, “We ask that the Army National Guard and its Military Police be deployed to certain school districts and related events where students and school personnel have been subjected to acts and threats of violence.”
NSBA President Viola Garcia wrote to the White House last fall in response to parents speaking up at school board meetings across the country. Most were upset at the impact of classroom pandemic restrictions on child development.
Although often emotionally charged, almost none of the interactions ended in physical altercations.
Instead of relying on local law enforcement to handle the alleged threat, Garcia lobbied the Biden administration on Sept. 29 to use counterterrorism tools against parents advocating for their children, including the PATRIOT Act.
Fox News adds:
Then, on Oct. 4, Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memorandum instructing the FBI to collaborate with state and local leaders to address “threats against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff.” He went on to say that this collaboration “will open dedicated lines of communication for threat reporting, assessment, and response.”
The NSBA’s early draft also called parents speaking out “plotters who are targeting schools and educators.”
Another removed portion cast doubt on whether critical race theory is being taught in schools. It said, “An increasing number of public school officials is facing physical threats because of propaganda purporting the inclusion of critical race theory within classroom instruction and curricula.”