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Proud Boys Regroup, Focusing on School Boards and Town Councils


While the Proud Boys’ membership is not public, Mr. Holt said the group appeared to be growing in small towns and counties.Often, their presence has been enough to disrupt events. Last month, the school board in Beloit, Wis., said it canceled classes because some of the Proud Boys were at a local protest over mask requirements. In Orange County, Calif., the school board said in September that it would install metal detectors and hire extra security after several Proud Boys attended a meeting and threatened its members.In New Hanover County, N.C., which has roughly 220,000 people and is two hours north of Charlotte, Stefanie Adams, the school board president, said …

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