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'Subhuman': Police investigate racist threat against Loudoun County school board members

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Loudoun County School Board vice chair Atoosa Reaser shared a disturbing, racist death threat she received with her Facebook followers Thursday, adding that she wants to be transparent about the amount of hate that exists within the community.

"While many of us have received hate messages since taking office, I have only recently started sharing them because I realize the public needs to know and understand that every bit of hate and anger we stoke feeds into the problem," she wrote.

A screenshot of the message she said she received started off like this: "Don't be surprised when you low-IQ, poorly educated, and morally bankrupt pinko traitors are dragged from your beds in the middle of the night and hanged by the neck until dead by the righteously angry parents of your community."

The message goes on to disparage non-white civilizations, George Floyd, and George Floyd's mother.

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office confirmed to 7News that it is investigating the matter, though "we cannot provide further details due to the active investigation," said spokesperson Kraig Troxell.

Another board member, Ian Serotkin, also addressed the threat on his Facebook page.

"I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has reached out this morning with concern regarding the death threat School Board members received last night via email," he wrote. "It was submitted anonymously but has already been forwarded by LCPS to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office for investigation."

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It is unclear what the message came in response to.

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