The National School Boards Association (NSBA) sent a letter to President Biden asking for help to “stop threats and acts of violence against public schoolchildren, public school board members, and other public school district officials and educators.”
“America’s public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat,” says the letter, which is signed by NSBA President Viola M. Garcia and NSBA interim Executive Director and CEO Chip Slaven.
The group is asking for federal law enforcement assistance to deal with the “growing threat”.
Garcia and Slaven stated that they had made the president aware about more than 20 threats to school officials and acts of intimidation.
The group is asking the U.S. to investigate. Postal Inspection Service “intervene against threatening letters and cyberbullying attacks that have been transmitted to students, school board members, district administrators, and other educators.”
White House Press Secretary Jenn Psaki was asked about the letter Thursday.
“We’re continuing to explore what more can be done from across the administration, but again, a lot of this will be local law enforcement, and how they can help ensure these school board members feel protected,” she said.