Fairfax County, Virginia mother of six accused feds of intimidating parents
Stacy Langton claims feds sent law enforcement agents to school board meeting
She posted photo on Twitter last week showing a Homeland Security marked car
Langton also claimed helicopter flew above and shined light on 'moms and dads'
Comments were made as AG Merrick Garland testified in Senate on Wednesday
Garland grilled over memo about beefing up security at school board meetings
Republicans accused Garland's DOJ of treating parents as 'domestic terrorists'
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A mother-of-six who led the charge to remove sexually explicit books from school libraries has claimed federal law enforcement officials flew helicopters and stationed cop cars outside a school board meeting in Virginia to intimidate parents - after AG Merrick Garland was accused of treating parents like 'terrorists'.
Stacy Langton appeared on Fox News’ Fox & Friends on Wednesday and claimed that federal agents and unmarked law enforcement vehicles were seen outside a board meeting of the Fairfax County Public Schools last week.
Langton claimed that there was a heavy federal law enforcement presence just days after she and others protested outside the Department of Justice in Washington, DC.
She made the allegation as Attorney General Merrick Garland was accused of targeting Fairfax County parents protesting aspects of the school curriculum as ‘domestic terrorists.’
The Biden administration’s top prosecutor has come under fire over a directive the Justice Department issued earlier this month promising more law enforcement resources for schools amid a rise in tensions and threats at school board meetings over matters like critical race theory, coronavirus precautions and transgender bathroom policies.
In his memo Garland said there had been 'a disturbing spike in harassment, intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff who participate in the vital work of running our nation´s public schools.'
Stacy Langton (left), a mother of six children from Fairfax County, Virginia who forced the local school system to remove sexually explicit books from school libraries, claims federal law enforcement officials are intimidating parents protesting school curriculum and treating them as 'domestic terrorists.' Attorney General Merrick Garland is seen right
Langton claimed that federal agents and unmarked law enforcement vehicles were seen outside a board meeting of the Fairfax County Public Schools last week. Langton said that there was a heavy federal law enforcement presence just days after she and others protested outside the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. But the image that she posted appears to show flowing traffic near where the school board meeting was held
While Garland never mentioned or referred to parents as terrorists, his memo came after the National School Boards Association sent a letter to President Joe Biden asking for help.
The letter claimed that clashes between the school board and parents could amount to 'domestic terrorism'.
Langton, however, believes she and other parents are being targeted by the feds and says she has received death threats in response to the protests.
'I have threats against my children by name, I have been followed in my car with my children, they have my vehicle, they know where I live, and I don’t know who's putting somebody up to this, but it's obviously meant to intimidate me,' said Langton.
'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,' she said.
'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.'
Langton posted a tweet on Friday showing a marked Department of Homeland Security vehicle that was operated by the DHS’s Federal Protective Service, the agency unit responsible for safeguarding federal properties.
'Went to @fcpsnews (Fairfax County Public Schools) #schoolboardmeeting last night,' Langton wrote in the caption of Friday's tweet.
'Heavy #Fed presence. Unmarked fed vehicles, @DHSgov vehicles, even helicopter circling overhead with spotlight on Moms & Dads.
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