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Library That Kicked Out Moms for Liberty Group Suffers Third Bomb Threat

Library That Kicked Out Moms for Liberty Group Suffers Third Bomb Threat

Davis Police and a Library

The far-right group’s expulsion from the space seems to have sparked a spate of bomb threats against the library.

After a library in California kicked out a Moms for Liberty chapter when speakers invited to conduct a talk at the library failed to respect the institution’s code of conduct by continually misgendering transgender people, a series of bomb threats forced its evacuation. Several nearby schools have also been put on alert due to the threats.

In response to a bomb threat, the library was evacuated Monday morning. The threat was ladden with anti-LGBTQ+ slurs. Students at the local high school and elementary school were put on lockdown and sheltered in place, the Sacramento Beereports.

There have been two previous bomb threats to the library in one week.

A threat was received around 10 a.m. Monday concerning the Mary L. Stephens Davis Library, said Lt. Dan Beckwith of the Davis Police Department. A sweep was conducted around 11 a.m. Monday to assess the credibility of the threat. After about 20 minutes, officials sounded the all-clear.

Police officials said Monday’s bomb threat was made in an email containing anti-LGBTQ+ hate speech, similar to the threat made on August 21 and one made Friday.

Beckwith and Yolo County sheriff’s officials were reported Monday afternoon to have received three threats since August 20, the date of what deputies referred to as a “heated meeting held at the library,” which includes comparable messages that “revolve around the mentioned meeting.”

“It seems likely that these events are related,” Beckwith told reporters on Monday. “They are similar in nature.”

The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office said Monday’s bomb threat was similar to those sent last week to KTXL, the Sacramento Fox affiliate, targeting the library.

An earlier statement from Harmon communicated that the first threat contained repugnant verbiage aimed at LGBTQ+ people.

Due to a virtual private network’s ability to allow email to be sent from anywhere, Harmon said the FBI is investigating the incident.

A forum hosted by Moms for Liberty in Yolo County led to dozens of attendees attending a discussion on “Fair and Safe Sports for Girls” at the library.

An official asked a speaker at the library to leave after repeatedly referring to transgender female youth athletes as “biological males.”
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