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FBI Orders Teachers to Report Students Who Question the Government

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New federal guidelines have just been introduced across the country, and what they mandate is quite disturbing to civil libertarians. The FBI has now instructed high schools across the nation to report students who in any way criticize government policies and what the report phrases as “western corruption.”

The FBI is interested in determining – as part of some warped “pre-crime” program – who might become potential future terrorists.

The FBI warns in the report that that “anarchist extremists” are no different that ISIS terrorists.

They further caution teachers against young people who are poor, as well as immigrants and others who travel to “suspicious” countries. These, they explain, are teens who are more likely to commit terrorism.

Sarah Lazare, writing for AlterNet, notes that “based on the widely unpopular British ‘anti-terror’ mass surveillance program, the FBI’s ‘Preventing Violent Extremism in Schools’ guidelines, released in January, are almost certainly designed to single out and target Muslim-American communities.”

Lazare notes that the FBI cautions teachers to “avoid the appearance of discrimination,” in carrying out the order to spy on students and report them to the Bureau.

“The agency identifies risk factors that are so broad and vague that virtually any young person could be deemed dangerous and worthy ofsurveillance, especially if she is socio-economically marginalized or politically outspoken,” she notes.

This overwhelming threat is then used to justify a massive surveillance apparatus, wherein educators and pupils function as extensions of the FBI by watching and informing on each other.

The FBI’s justification for such surveillance is based on McCarthy-era theories of radicalization, in which authorities monitor thoughts and behaviors that they claim to lead to acts of violent subversion, even if those people being watched have not committed any wrongdoing. This model has been widely discredited as a violence prevention method, including by the US government, but it is now being imported to schools nationwide as official federal policy.

The new guidelines suggest that “high school students are ideal targets for recruitment by violent extremists seeking support for their radical ideologies, foreign fighter networks, or conducting acts of violence within our borders.”

The paranoid of the document warns that the youth “possess inherent risk factors” that predispose them to being terrorists.

The FBI suggests that all teachers “incorporate a two-hour block of violent extremism awareness training” into their core curriculum for all high school students in the United States.

According to the FBI’s educational materials for teenagers, circulated as a visual aide to their new guidelines, the following offenses constitute signs that “could mean that someone plans to commit violence” and therefore should be reported: “Talking about traveling to places that sound suspicious”; “Using code words or unusual language”; “Using several different cell phones and private messaging apps”; and “Studying or taking pictures of potential targets (like a government building).”

Under the category of domestic terrorists, the educational materials warn of the threat posed by “anarchist extremists.” The FBI states, “Anarchist extremists believe that society should have no government, laws, or police, and they are loosely organized, with no central leadership… Violent anarchist extremists usually target symbols of capitalism they believe to be the cause of all problems in society – such as large corporations, government organizations, and police agencies.”

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  1.' Daily Science & Truth says:

    Follow us to learn the hidden Truth !

  2.' Nelson Bravo says:

    That’s why we must teach our kids to question their books history and teachers teach them that this land doesn’t belong to the hillbillies teach the the Truth IT’S the only way this world will change

    •' Jolena Gibson says:

      Don’t call me hillbilly! It’s Appalachian American now! I don’t like either name. LOL. Oh Gawd, I don’t know how I finished College, with honors! I’m obviously not a US citizen!

  3.' Jesse Ray Hatch says:

    The walls came tumbling down while the kings fought for the crown

  4.' Amy Bramuchi says:

    Why do they need teachers to watch students? We VOLUNTEER the information via FB.

  5.' Dave Spike Ellis says:


  6.' Tom Costello says:

    F**k the government! And I’m not a high school student, so I guess I won’t get arrested for typing that!

  7.' Erin Watson says:

    God no

  8.' Mary Jane Samascott says:

    What happened to freedom of speech? Why muffle a generation? What is the fear based on this action? Prior too and from this?according to “A Student’s Dictionary &Gazette er,22nd edition” Definition of criticize is verb, to examine as a critic, to censure..definition of critic is noun..1)a person paid to review performance or art 2) One who finds fault.. one the front cover of this dictionary it has a quote” The limits of your language are the limits of the world” -Ludwig Wittgenstein ..seriously our society does not want to supress its self..many good things come from effective boss crutics my work so i can do a better job..are we not a democracy for each other..oops did I jyst use criticism? In order for healthy growth in most situation u have to look at the sickness to cure for longevity..guess it appears we shall teach the youth to be speechless

  9.' Cassandra Hueth says:

    This is crazy my daughter will always embrace her individuality I will not let anyone try to turn her into a robot. The govt. Wants convenience in controll. So basically if they can get everyone to just do what they say.. They won’t have to work as hard. Well guess what. If I have to teach my daughter myself I will. Because hard work doesn’t bother me. My daughter isent a manufactured product of our country she is a creation of flesh and bone and soul and I’ll be sure that she knows who she is and not who she’s suppose to be.

  10.' Steve Elder says:

    So I guess all the candidates should be arrested for criticizing the government. Oh but we just want high school students so we can intimidate them.

  11.' Linda Too says:

    Neck no !

  12. Anonymous says:

    It is over for what we thought was our country. It never was for the people or by the people.. Just words which we all bought, sadly.

  13.' Bex Mudie says:

    I Totally agree with your comment Cassandra,We are not puppets,We are individuals with natural rights,Power to the People!

  14.' Koi Wannasnack says:

    Wow this country is like rotting flesh. It gets more putrid with every day.

  15.' Sarez Tomoan says:

    Denise Grover Swank an article you may find interesting

  16.' Val Williams says:

    This is all very much inflammatory. I support what FBI is doing. There is nothing intrusive about others going to visit this website. It is a choice and informative.

  17.' Shaun Watson says:


  18.' Shaun Watson says:

    No wonder all the new generations are gay and dumbed down

  19.' Jolena Gibson says:

    I haven’t heard this one but political science isn’t being taken off the school agenda, I hope. It’s normal debating for all I see. Lack of knowledge about politics and laws could be why the schools face violence nowdays.

  20.' Bret Broffman says:

    Can I trust this article as anything more than fear propaganda?

  21.' Jolena Gibson says:

    When you report “has now” are you saying this very minute?

  22.' Dale Swisher says:

    I”d really wonder if this is true or just another fact the internet makes up.

  23.' Susan Smith-Jones says:

    Hitler’s Germany. Wake up people.

  24.' Frank Garciarubio says:

    Yeah the land of the “Free” bullshit!

  25.' Shekina Blue says:

    Seriously this is the New World Order slowly taking control BEWARE my friends as this IS a reality WE the PEOPLE must say NO to their greedy corrupt BS

  26.' Elken Alei says:

    Fresh in the land but rotten in overseas . It happened since government exist in asia. Good refreshment.. what is the purpose we humans being live together

  27.' Lisa Bless says:


  28.' Stephanie Nuzzolo says:

    Yes, trust the U. S. government. That is who governs us and protects us.

  29.' Mihaela Amzar says:

    Sounds very much like communism.

  30.' Mallory Hayes says:


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