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Where Things Stand: DOJ Will Probe Violent Threats Against Teachers, School Board Members

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October 5, 2021 6:15 p.m.

The Justice Department announced this week that it will soon start investigating violent threats against school teachers and school board members around the country — a concerning trend that escalated in recent months as students returned to the classroom amid a lingering pandemic and GOP-instigated culture wars violently boiled over during school board meetings across the U.S.

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