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CHARLOTTE — Police in Charlotte are investigating threatening letters sent to two school board members after the board voted to close 10 schools.

WCNC-TV reported that board member Kaye McGarry received a threatening letter last Friday. Board chairman Eric Davis got one on Saturday. WBTV reported a third threat directed at the entire board a few days ago.

Milton Harris with the police department’s criminal intelligence unit says the letter is clear they were targeted because of the school closure decision.

School board leaders say the Nov. 9 decisions to close the schools were made based on whether they were underperforming or underutilized. Some community leaders complained the changes would disproportionately impact minority and low-income students.

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