At a school board meeting last fall, a woman approached the podium to complain to school board members about the longtime COVID-19 closure at her children’s elementary school.
School officials had shuttered the school for 40 consecutive days, frustrating and angering parents in the district.
She told the board, “We are coming for you,” which she later said was intended not as a threat, but to warn school board members that voters would kick them out in the next election.
Then the FBI called her.
“The mom was terrified to be contacted by the FBI,” Tiffany Justice, founder of Moms for Liberty, a parental rights group that is representing the mom, told The Washington Times.
“I think this is an effort to silence and vilify parents,” Ms. Justice said.
The woman’s identity has been concealed by Moms for Liberty for her safety. She was caught up in an FBI program that whistleblowers inside the agency say used counterterrorism resources to go after dozens of parents who crossed their school boards or teachers unions.
She participates in the group, and the tipster who called the FBI said her membership was a reason to consider her a threat in need of investigation.
The tipster cited the “we are coming for you” comment the woman made and said she owned guns, and belonged to a “right-wing mom’s group.”
The FBI, in the call with the woman asked a series of questions, including whether she had any mental health issues and whether there were firearms in her house.
The woman answered the agent’s questions and the FBI ended the call and has not called back.
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