Merrick Garland Strangely Silent After Indiana School Board Member Tries to Attack Parent at Meeting – RedState
We’ve been informed by the National School Boards Association that concerned parents flooding school board meetings all over the country to object to the implementation of Critical Race Theory, gender identity politics dogma, and mask mandates in public school classrooms present “domestic terror” “threats” in certain instances to local school officials, which the group says merits a stepping in of the Feds for closer monitoring and investigation.
Biden Attorney General Merrick Garland has indicated that he agrees with the sentiment expressed by the NSBA, and issued a memo earlier this month that directed the FBI to, in concert with each U.S. Attorney, “convene meetings with federal, state, [and] local” officials “within 30 days of the issuance” of the memo in order to “facilitate the discussion of strategies for addressing threats against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff, and will open dedicated lines of communication for threat reporting, assessment, and response.”
It is with that in mind that we turn to a disturbing incident that took place in Indiana earlier this week that we haven’t heard much about for some reason. Per Indianapolis news outlet WTHR, things got extremely heated during a Shenandoah school board meeting after Jason Greer, a parent who was expressing his opposition to mask mandates for children, was nearly attacked by school board member/assistant secretary Alan Troxell.
Prior to the attempted attack, where Troxell had to be physically restrained (as you’ll see in the video clip), Greer referred to him as an “idiot”:
In a video provided to 13News, Greer can be heard calling Troxell an idiot. At that point, Troxell gets up from his chair behind a row of tables and goes toward Greer.
“What? What’d you say? Did you call me an idiot?” Troxell yells toward Greer, who remains seated.
A school resource officer restrained Troxell.
“I’m tired of that stupid bastard,” Troxell says in the video.
The officer points toward the door and Greer can be seen getting up and apparently leaving the room.
I want to make it clear that, contra to the wording in the tweet below, Greer was not “physically attacked” – but that was only because the resource officer intervened. Watch:
A school board member physically attacked a parent at a school board meeting after the parent raised concers over the mask mandate pic.twitter.com/KzN477UDDJ
— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) October 21, 2021
According to WTHR, Greer’s presentation didn’t convince the school board, which voted to extend their mask mandate into January of next year. The superintendent for the school system also told the news outlet that Troxell said he was “sorry” for his outburst and attempted attack, which wasn’t enough for Greer, who has called for him to step down, claiming he has shown similarly hostile behavior at other meetings.
Four days after the actual attempted assault of a concerned parent by a school board member, Merrick Garland has been strangely silent. Perhaps that’s because these parents don’t have teacher/education unions or fancy coordinated national organizations that support Democrats with which he can collude, as it appears he and/or other members of the Biden administration did with the NSBA.
Related: Make sure to check out my RedState colleague Jennifer Oliver O’Connell’s exclusive report on how “Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board [is Auditioning] for Loudoun County of the Pacific.” Be aware, be alert, and make your voice heard.