By: Konrad Holden
On Wednesday, a Virginia mother-of-six reported that federal agents and local police showed up at a school board meeting. This happened a few days after she and other Virginia parents organized outside of the DOJ to protest US Attorney General Merrick Garland’s memo directing federal agents to coordinate with local agencies to deal with threats towards school boards. The mother said she and her children have been threatened by name multiple times and that they do not feel safe in their own house after she made public comments about the pornographic materials at her children’s high school.
On October 17th, Virginia mother, Stacy Langton, organized a completely peaceful protest with 45 other parents outside the Department of Justice. The protest was in response to US AG Merrick Garland’s memo directing the FBI to respond to "concerns about violence, threats of violence, other criminal conduct."
The backlash from Republicans was so much that Garland had to say, “We did not sic the FBI on parents.”
It turns out that wasn’t completely true.
According to Langton, who stood up to her children’s school board about pornographic learning materials, there were federal agents from the Department of Homeland Security, other “ghost cars,” and even a helicopter circling overhead at the next Fairfax County School Board meeting.
Langton took a photo of multiple marked and unmarked vehicles.
She believes their presence was meant to intimidate them because of her October 17th protest outside of the DOJ.
"No, FBI agents will not be attending local school board meetings and there’s nothing in this memo to suggest that." - US Attorney General Merrick Garland
"I’m not getting a lot of sleep right now, nobody’s sleeping in my house because we can’t be sure that we’re safe. So, I understand Merrick Garland is actually testifying today at the Senate and he’s gonna talk about mobilizing the FBI against parents. Maybe he should mobilize the FBI into who’s threatening my family." - Stacy Langton, Virginia mother-of-six