Some Missouri school board meetings have been rowdy this year during discussions about mask-wearing and the learning of race history. The U.S. Attorney General’s Office has directed U.S. Attorneys and the FBI to meet with state and local law enforcement over the next month about threats of violence against school workers and school board members. During a U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week, Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley tells Deputy U.S. Attorney General Lisa Monaco the move goes too far.
Monaco says the effort is meant to open lines of communication for threat reporting and response by law enforcement in cases of violence.