Coweta school board member under fire for claiming to have attended Capitol riot

One Coweta County School Board member has claimed she had attended the January 6 Trump rally that culminated with a siege of the U.S. Capitol.

COWETA COUNTY (WGCL) -- One Coweta County School Board member, Linda Menk, appeared to have posted on Facebook that she had attended the January 6 Trump rally that culminated with a siege of the U.S. Capitol.

In her post, Menk claimed, “Just FYI. I’m here in DC for the Trump march.”

Menk shared another post, reiterating her attendance and blaming Antifa for the violence.

“Why was she there,” asked parent Kenya Brantley.

Brantley has kids in the school district, and believes Menk is unfit to hold her position following the claim.

“For you to be able to associate with people like that, I think it says a lot about you and a lot about your character.”

There is now a petition demanding Menk be removed from the school board.

“I’m all for everyone’s freedom of speech, and if she wants to protest and do those things that’s fine,” said parent Ashley Salsman, continuing, “But, being so vehemently divisive about it and dismissive of the fact that there was any violence...”

Some parents are also concerned about other posts on Menk's Facebook page, a few of them political in nature, but the Coweta County Board of Education Chair, Amy Dees, says the posts do not involve the business of the school board.

“The fact that she’s in a position that makes decisions and has influence over our children - it’s very troublesome,” Salsman said.

CBS46 reporter Ashley Thompson called Menk, who said her attorney would send a statement on the matter.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.