Bomb threat against California senator linked to Oakville school scares
Published December 8, 2022 at 4:48 pm
An email account linked to bomb threats made against both an Oakville high school and a Boston hospital also appears to be the source of threats made this week to a California state senator.
California Sen. Scott Wiener had his home searched for bombs earlier this week after a threatening email was sent to the San Francisco Standard and other media outlets.
No bombs were found at Wiener’s home.
The email was sent from an author who gave their name as Zamina Tataro and had the subject line “Scott Wiener will die today.” It falsely accused the state senator, an advocate for LGBTQ rights, of being a pedophile and a “groomer,” reports the San Francisco Gate.
Wiener has had confrontations with far right conservatives in the U.S., including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Charlie Kirk.
The name Zamina Tataro was also used in bomb threats made to Oakville-Trafalgar High School and Boston Children’s Hospital. Transgender issues were also cited in those cases.
“This latest wave of death threats against me relates to my work to end discrimination against LGBTQ people in the criminal justice system and my work to ensure the safety of transgender children and their families,” Wiener said Tuesday (Dec. 6) in a statement.
It is believed Oakville-Trafalgar has received eight bomb threats in total.
The Oakville bomb scares are connected to the ongoing controversy surrounding the provocative clothing worn by a transgender teacher at Oakville-Trafalgar and the decision by the Halton District School Board to allow the situation at the school to continue despite protests from several groups including parents.
In total, three schools in Oakville have received bomb threats this week.
On Tuesday, both Western Heights Montessori Academy and Maple Grove Public School were threatened, and Oakville-Trafalgar High School continues to receive threats.
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