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Democrat slams FBI for attempt to 'reach into America's classrooms'
by Julian Hattem
The top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee is raising questions about a controversial FBI program aimed at preventing students from turning into extremists.
Rep. Bennie Thompson (Miss.) on Thursday wrote a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch criticizing the delayed program, which civil rights advocates allege unfairly targeted Muslims.
Thompson questioned why the FBI, as a law enforcement agency, was involved in efforts to prevent extremism before it takes root, and "pursuing programs to expand its reach into America's classrooms."
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