(NewsGlobal.com)- Three Arizona parents are suing their children’s school system for allegedly gathering personal data to stifle and intimidate them.
According to the lawsuit, the dossier contains information on at least 47 parents who spoke out against policy at school board meetings, which seeks general, special, consequential, and punitive damages.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Arizona Superior Court, said that for their “unconstitutional purpose,” the defendants employed both legal and unlawful means. They gathered a wealth of personal information on the Plaintiffs’ lives and children. It is alleged that they recorded the Plaintiffs and their children.
The Scottsdale Unified School District, former SUSD President Jann-Michael Greenburg, his father, and his father’s wife are named defendants.
The “Greenburg Files,” as it’s been dubbed, supposedly contained information on scores of parents who opposed Greenburg’s practices on critical race theory, COVID-19, and other hot-button issues.
Greenburg emailed a snapshot of the data to Kim Stafford, who is now a plaintiff in the dispute. The screenshot purportedly shows Stafford posting in a private Facebook group called Scottsdale Unified while mistakenly providing a URL to Greenburg’s Google Drive folder.
According to the lawsuit, Greenburg openly accused Kim Stafford of being anti-Semitic.
The report featured some of the parents’ SSNs, addresses, and photographs. Greenburg’s father allegedly ran it, gathering most of the personal data.
The lawsuit claims that Mark Greenburg videotaped himself, disguised in a motorcycle helmet, telling another individual that somewhere in the crowd was a private investigator that his legal company hired to obtain information without being noticed.
The plaintiffs claim the defendants abused District resources and misused protected parent communications to retaliate against them.
Because of the Greenburgs’ actions, one of the plaintiffs, Amanda Wray, said she was afraid to approach the school board.
The board fired Greenburg in November. He said the board acted too quickly in removing him.
He cast the only vote against removing himself and appointing a new president.
One wonders if he wore his motorcycle helmet disguise while casting the vote that said he was fit for office.