The FBI has launched an investigation
For Immediate Release
February 8, 2019
Ohio Christian Alliance President, Chris Long, received a call from the Special Agent working in the Covington FBI office, confirming that the office was in receipt of our letter that called for a full investigation of the dangerous threats that were made against the Covington Catholic High School students. The agent confirmed that the FBI is working with local law enforcement on the investigation. The indication was that charges will be filed in the coming weeks, if not days, against those who made threats against the students, their families, and Covington Catholic High School.
On Tuesday, January 29th, Cincinnati Right to Life joined the Ohio Christian Alliance and other pro-life, pro-family, Christian groups in holding a press conference in downtown Cincinnati and signing the letter to demand an investigation. Cincinnati Right to Life joined the effort knowing that it is vital the pro-life movement take a stand against the malicious attacks on the teenagers.
Ohio Christian Alliance President Chris Long made the following statement, “We are pleased that the FBI and law enforcement officials are taking this matter seriously. These Christian students did nothing wrong, but a hate campaign was waged against them as they stood for the unborn by participating in the Annual March for Life. While waiting for their bus at the Lincoln Memorial steps after the march, they became the target of counter protesters. We encourage the FBI and Justice Department to thoroughly investigate, utilizing the video tapes and the twitter statements from individuals who made threats against the students. We have said from the beginning that this is a watershed moment. A message needs to be sent to the public at large that making threats against minors resulting in harassment and potential danger is not free speech, but is in fact criminal activity.”