Rockwood School Board member Izzy Imig was mailed a death threat to her home address. The troubling note came in the form of a postcard collected by her thirteen-year-old daughter.
"My kids are frightened... this is a legit act of terrorism," Imig tells The Marc Cox Morning Show.
As an immigrant from Iraq who lived through three wars, Imig says it is the most scared she's ever been in her life.
"Imagine having to have a sit-down conversation with three of my daughters about what's actually going on. They go through fire drills, and intruder drills at school, and I had to have that conversation with them in my home where they're supposed to be safe."
Meanwhile, the April 4 School Board Elections are approaching. Imig says the threat rattled her and her family so much that she considered stepping down before talking to her daughter.
"From her mouth she said, isn't that giving up? And she said, and what message would that send to all of the kids who are looking up to you?"
Imig commends Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Curtis Cain and fellow board members for their support, even offering security for her and her family.
"I am very thankful and grateful for the things they have done so far."
The police and the FBI are actively investigating the incident.