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Where Things Stand: DOJ Will Probe Violent Threats Against Teachers, School Board Members Prime Badge
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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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HALAJUN, HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES - 2021/08/29: Steve Lynch, Republican candidate for Northampton County executive, speaks during the anti-vaccine, anti-mask mandate Rally for Freedom.Anti-vaccine protesters gathered on the steps of Pennsylvania State Capitol during the Rally for Freedom. The Worldwide Rally for Freedom 3.5 at the Pennsylvania State Capitol was one of many coordinated events across the United States calling for an end to vaccine mandates. (Photo by Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - 2021/08/16: Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis holds a press conference to announce the opening of a monoclonal antibody treatment site to help COVID-19 patients recover at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. DeSantis stated that the site will offer the Regeneron treatment, and will operate 7 days a week, treating up to 320 patients a day. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
ALASKA, UNITED STATES - 1994/01/01: USA, Alaska, Inside Passage, Frederick Sound, Near St. Petersburg, Alaskan State Ferry, M/v Matanuska. (Photo by Wolfgang Kaehler/LightRocket via Getty Images)
in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 4: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., is seen during a group photo with freshmen members of the House Republican Conference on the House steps of the Capitol on Monday, January 4, 2021. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
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