FBI created ‘threat tags’ over alleged harassment of educators, whistleblower says

FBI created ‘threat tags’ over alleged harassment of educators, whistleblower says


The FBI created a “threat tag” over alleged menacing statements made against school administrators and teachers in accordance with a memo issued by the Justice Department, an internal email showed.

The email, dated Oct. 20, was released Tuesday by House Judiciary Committee Republicans, who said the missive was proof that federal counterterrorism was being deployed against “concerned parents” at school board meetings.

The email, which House Republicans said came from a whistleblower, showed the creation of the tag “EDUOFFICIALS” to track related threats.

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“We ask that your offices apply the threat tag to investigations and assessments of threats specifically directed against school board administrators, board members, teachers, and staff,” the email to the Criminal Investigative and Counterterrorism divisions, says.

“The purpose of

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