Critics of Eagle School Sale Ask Attorney General to Investigate
Terrorism claims at the heart of latest "attack" against Farmington Public Schools.
Farmington School officials said Tuesday that they are under "attack" again by a group that opposed the 2011 sale of Eagle Elementary School in West Bloomfield.
The statement, read before the school board meeting, said district officials earlier in the day became aware of allegations being made against Farmington Schools by the Thomas More Law Center.
According to a Monday post on the law center website, lawyers have asked Michigan's attorney general to investigate Farmington Public Schools to determine any corruption involving the sale of the school to the Islamic Cultural Association, which the site claims has ties to an organization that has financial ties to terrorist activity.
The 6-page letter to Bill Schuette, attorney general, was written on behalf of residents in West Bloomfield, Farmington and Farmington Hills, according to the law center site.
It is unclear if Schuette will pursue the request.
According to the Detroit News, Joy Yearout, a spokeswoman for Schuette, confirmed his office has received the letter but "we have no further comment at this time."
"This appears to be another effort by the same group of individuals which has already tried to stop the sale of Eagle Elementary School through litigation and lost. The court dismissed that case," the district's statment said. "These same opponents are now trying another attack, again twisting and distorting the facts, making a number of allegations that are completely false. The District plans to rebut these claims in due course and in an appropriate manner."