U.S. attorney general defends FBI probe of threats against school board members

By: - October 28, 2021 6:09 am

Attorney General Merrick Garland directed the FBI to coordinate with local law enforcement to investigate threats and harassment at local school board meetings by conservative protestors and some parents, often provoked by mask requirements or discussions of race in schools. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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