Attorney General Jeff Sessions (KNOXVILLE, TN) today met with community leaders in Nashville to discuss the nation’s ability to respond to threats of violence, following the shooting deaths of two school board members in Tennessee’s affluent Knoxville suburb of Lakeland last month.
During the event, Sessions reiterated his commitment to assist law enforcement officials when requested to keep communities safe from potential violent acts.
Sessions traveled to Nashville to respond to a letter sent to him by Tennessee Republican Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker and Tennessee Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, who expressed their concerns over recent incidents of threats and threats of violence.
“We will not stand for harassment and violence of this nature. Threats against individuals and against innocent bystanders are not acceptable. Anyone who has sent or who is involved in threatening or harassing behavior will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” Sessions said at the event, adding that law enforcement officials will work closely with law schools to make sure students, teachers and staff continue to feel safe.