Recently, the head of the DOJ, Merrick Garland, has ordered the FBI to monitor alleged incidents of violence and intimidation. This is a move that is seen by many as an aggressive overreach on the part of the federal government into what should be local matters. This move is likely only to exacerbate the existing tensions between the left and the right. The left has over decades, and increasingly, been using higher education and the public school system as indoctrination centers.
If a school-board meeting gets out of hand, that is a matter for the local authorities. The Biden DOJ wants to literally make a federal case out of such incidents. This, as critics point out, would have a chilling effect on free speech.