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Florida lawmakers threatened over education bills

At least three lawmakers have received threatening phone calls over a slate of controversial education reform bills being considered by the Legislature.

"I don't know what constitutes a threat but we take anything like this very seriously," said House Speaker Larry Cretul's spokeswoman, Jill Chamberlain. "The safety of the members, the public and the staff is paramount."

Rep. Rachel Burgin, R-Brandon, was among the targets.

Legislative assistant Celeste Camm said staff discovered a "menacing" voice mail earlier this week.

The Capitol Police are investigating.


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