Police open criminal investigation into Arizona school board president’s secret parent file

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A police investigation has been launched into allegations that a school board president kept a secret online file containing the personal information of parents who oppose critical race theory and mask warrants.

The Scottsdale Police Department said in a statement on Saturday that it was “aware of the allegations against Scottsdale Unified School District President Jann-Michael Greenburg.”

“We are investigating the matter and will report our findings once it is completed,” the department said.

The shocking dossier, which included details such as social security numbers, financial information and parents’ divorce records, was revealed after Greenburg accidentally shared a link to the case with a mother.

School district officials announced on Friday that the district would hire an external forensic investigator to see if school resources had been used in creating Google Drive records on some parents.

Jeff Walther, Scottsdale Police Chief

Scottsdale Unified School District President Jann-Michael Greenburg (left) is now under police investigation into allegations he had access to a secret parental file. Scottsdale Police Chief Jeff Walther is seen at right

Scottsdale School Board (above) is also hiring an external investigator to determine if district resources were used to create the case.

Scottsdale School Board (above) is also hiring an external investigator to determine if district resources were used to create the case.

Greenburg, a 27-year-old business executive and lawyer, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com on Saturday.

It was not immediately clear what charges could be laid in the case, although Arizona has laws restricting the use and release of personally identifiable information such as Social Security numbers.

In a statement, Superintendent Scott Menzel said the private file was created by Greenburg’s father “and shared by him.”

Menzel stressed that the district was not involved in the case, and he said that no information from the student files was on file.

He said board members would only have access to student information if they were overseeing discipline cases.

Tensions between parents and school management have been high across the country in recent months, with heated debates over curricula, the reopening of schools, and mask and vaccine warrants.

In Scottsdale, the secret Greenburg-related file, which was examined at length by DailyMail.com, appeared to be an attempt to collect damaging information about parents who opposed the CRT, mask warrants and learning policies at distance.

Some of that information was then turned into meme-like images, with rambling text disclosing supposedly embarrassing personal or financial information.

Amy Carney, who calls for Greenburg's resignation, speaks on behalf of parents at a protest last May against critical race theory taught in Scottsdale schools

Amy Carney, who calls for Greenburg’s resignation, speaks on behalf of parents at a protest last May against critical race theory taught in Scottsdale schools

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Michelle dillard

Scottsdale moms Amy Carney (left) and Michelle Dillard (right) spoke out on Friday after the school board president’s secret file on them and other mothers was revealed.

The district accuses Greenburg’s father Mark, who shares a home and computer with his son, of creating the bizarre case, and the school board president has denied any involvement, promising an investigation by “medical IT staff. -legal”.

Scottsdale Unified is one of the largest suburban school districts in the Phoenix metro area. It serves most of Scottsdale as well as parts of Phoenix, Paradise Valley, and Tempe.

Like many school boards nationwide, Scottsdale’s has clashed with some parents over policies related to coronaviruses.

A parent on the record, Amy Carney, appeared in an interview with Fox News on Friday alongside fellow mom Michelle Dillard to express outrage over the scandal.

“This latest Scottsdale scandal shows – this is the proof – who really owns the label of national terrorist. It’s not the parents, ”said Carney, who is running for a school board job next year.

“Parents are so disappointed with the district trying to deflect what was going on,” Carney said of the district’s letter responding to the scandal. “It was just to limit the damage, but I mean we really need the district to step up and send an apology and let us know they’re investigating this.”

“We are calling for the resignation of this president because the parents felt threatened, they felt in danger and it is not something the district can just put aside,” Carney added.

The reader contains a disorganized collection of hundreds of screenshots of Facebook posts, memes poking fun at parents, and an investigation report on some parents.

The reader contains a disorganized collection of hundreds of screenshots of Facebook posts, memes poking fun at parents, and an investigation report on some parents.

Another parent, Amanda Wray, told AZFamily.com that another parent noticed a link to Google Drive in a computer screenshot attached to an email from Greenburg.

She says they found records on nearly 50 parents. Each had general information such as divorce judgments, social security numbers, and property records.

Hundreds of parents and other members of the community have signed a petition calling on Greenburg to step down from his elected seat on the board.

The existence of the Scottsdale case was first revealed when Jann-Michael Greenburg apparently sent a screenshot of a Facebook conversation to Kim Stafford, a resident of the area, accusing her of feeling anti- Jewish.

Stafford dismissed the accusation in a response, saying Greenburg read the conversation out of order and misinterpreted its post accusing someone else of anti-Islamic sentiment.

However, the mom noticed that at the top of the screenshot a Google Drive address was visible, and when she typed the address into her browser, saw that the cloud drive was accessible to the public.

The player has since been set to private, but a copy of its content has been reviewed by DailyMail.com.

The link to Google Drive was accidentally made public when Greenburg shared this screenshot with a relative, who found out the drive was public.

The link to Google Drive was accidentally made public when Greenburg shared this screenshot with a relative, who found out the drive was public.

The sprawling drive contains files with names like “SUSD Wackos”, “Press Conference Psychos” and “Anti Mask Lunatics”.

It contains a disorganized collection of hundreds of screenshots of Facebook posts and conversations in dedicated Scottsdale school system Facebook groups, with the apparent theme of tracking the political sentiments of various parents.

Some of the files include memes poking fun at certain parents, PTA leaders and local elected officials.

Disturbingly, the reader also contains a background report which appears to have been generated by a private investigator, which includes personal details such as the parents’ criminal and financial records.

Among the files are body camera videos that appear to have been filmed by Mark Greenburg, the father of the school board president, as he rides his motorcycle.

In a video, Mark Greenburg is heard confiding in friendly parents in a school parking lot, apparently before a school board meeting.

“Somewhere around here we have a private investigator, writing all their plates,” he can be heard saying.

“That you hired?” One of the allied moms asks.

‘Yes I did it. Yeah. I asked our law firm to do it so that it would be protected. So that we can get the information, ”we hear Mark Greenburg.

Mark Greenburg was listed as the owner of the original Google Drive, and Jann-Michael Greenburg had editing access, according to Independent news media.

In a phone interview with the outlet, Jann-Michael Greenburg angrily denied being behind the sprawling case.

“I categorically deny having anything to do with any of this. If you claim in a story right now that I have something to do with it, I would say it’s over the top, ”Jann-Michael said, while his dad was also online.

“We’re going to have forensic IT staff to look at this and figure out what it is. You can file with the police.

When asked if his dad had access to Google Drive, he replied, “I’m not my dad’s keeper.”

“I think this was made clear earlier,” he added, apparently referring to his father setting up a parody website targeting a former SUSD board member.

‘I have been sent screenshots of what is being done on [a parent’s Facebook group]. I was sent videos and, yes, parents including my own dad, ”he said.

“Yes, people send me emails and texts, but I don’t store them and I don’t know who stores them if that’s what you ask.”

Jann-Michael Greenburg ran for re-election in November 2022.

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