Treating school board protests like acts of terrorism is a gross overreaction

MINOT, N.D. â€”Like many of you, I have been concerned about the growing acrimony on display at school board meetings in our region and across the nation.

Still, a recent letter from the National School Board Association requesting the feds’ intervention is a bridge too far. The lengthy missive branded the often-unruly protests as “domestic terrorism” perpetrated by “extremist hate organizations.”

That’s painting with too broad a brush.

“NSBA specifically solicits the expertise and resources of the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, and its National Threat Assessment Center regarding the level of risk to public school children, educators, board members, and facilities/campuses,” the letter states.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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