Police Search for Additional Explosives
after the Dayton's Bombing, 1970A bomb exploded in the women's restroom of Dayton's departments store in downtown St. Paul on August, 22, 1970. The blast seriously injured one woman. A second, more powerful bomb, was found nearby and defused. The Dayton's bombing was the most spectacular of a series of bombings and attempted bombings in the Twin Cities that summer - a time of increasingly violent social unrest. Sixteen-year-old Gary Hogan, an admirer of the militant Black Panther movement, was eventually arrested and convicted of planting the bomb. He served three years of a 20-year-prison sentence.-Photo via Minnesota Historical Society
Email from District 833 School Board Member Sharon Van Leer to Superintendent Keith Jacobus
-Obtained via Freedom of Information Act
Should a woman who believes the Black Panthers "worked to advance real economic, social and political equality across gender and color lines" be serving on the South Washington County District 833 School Board?
Does the response to Sharon Van Leer from Superintendent Keith Jacobus sound reasonable?
The response to concerned parents was one of complete disregard. The paragraph below was read by a parent during the school board meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2013:
At a previous Board meeting where the superintendent said he considered the issue closed, he also comment that “the children are watching”. That’s good. They should witness how citizens of The Constitutional Republic in which we live, have the right to question and petition their elected officials in an open and honest dialog. The children should also see that those elected officials have the responsibility to properly redress the grievances brought by their constituents. One other additional thing they will notice – that the taxpaying community is watching too.
To voice your concerns regarding oversight of District 833, please contact your elected officials on the School Board: