In retaliation for their work against critical race theory (CRT) and the school district’s handling of the covid pandemic, a group of Arizona parents are suing their school system, claiming that it created a “creepy” dossier of private information on them.
The Paradise Valley Unified School District is being sued for violating parents’ constitutional rights by gathering and sharing information about their political beliefs and personal lives, according to the complaint, which was filed last week in federal court.
The complaint alleges that after several parents voiced their concerns at public meetings regarding the district’s embrace of CRT, which they claimed was being taught to their children without their consent, the district began compiling the list.
According to the lawsuit, the school facilities began monitoring parents’ social media sites after they became critical of the curriculum.
The Washington Times originally reported: “The objective of the conspiracy was clear: to punish and silence dissenting voices, as well as terrify away future speakers who might express an opposing viewpoint.”
The suit further says that:
“They amassed large amounts of public and private details about the plaintiffs, including data connected to their employment, businesses, finances, medical history, family history, housing status, and children.”
They photographed, and videotaped the plaintiffs and their children, according to the complaint. They used phony names and accounts to track plaintiffs’ social media habits and publicly abuse them with fake and horribly distorted data from their massive file, it continued.
The parents further alleged that school board president Jann-Michael Greenburg; his father, Mark Greenburg; and Mark Greenburg’s wife, Dagmar Greenberg, had collected over 100 GB of sensitive data that might be used during their retaliation.
According to the initial Blaze report in November, the file also had Social Security numbers and divorce judgments on over 50 of the parents. The document was discovered when it was sent to a parent by mistake.
According to the lawsuit, the unlawful collection of parents’ information followed a closed Facebook group known as the SUDS Community Advocacy Network (CAN). The group, which boasted over 1700 members, was critical of CRT and mask rules for children and called for reform within the school district.
A petition to demand Greenburg’s resignation gathered over 1200 signatures after the Blaze story. He claims innocence about the dossier.
Despite the fact that an independent investigation and a law enforcement investigation failed to identify any criminal behavior, parents will continue to seek justice.