A group of Republican lawmakers wants the Minnesota School Boards Association to sever ties with its national organization, which sparked an F-B-I investigation of alleged threats by parents against school officials.   The National School Boards Association Board later repudiated statements by two of its top leaders likening the threats to “a form of domestic terrorism,” which G-O-P Senator Roger Chamberlain calls “outrageous”:

“I’m not attacking our state board, but we are requesting that they take action (in) defense of our parents… and withdraw from that organization until they change their leadership and/or reform it.”

Spokesman Kirk Schneidawind says the Minnesota School Boards Association did not support the letter to the U-S Attorney General, played a significant role in the retraction, and will meet soon to discuss its plan of action.