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Ahlquist Family Told to 'Get out of RI' in Threatening Letter

A piece of hate mail threatening rape and ordering Ahlquist to "get out of RI" was posted on Twitter and is now circulating on several Atheist Web sites.

A photo of the letter has been removed from this article after a request.

"We know where he works, what kind of cars you have and the plate numbers of the cars. Get the [expletive] out of RI."

That was part of a threatening letter sent to Jessica Ahlquist recently.

Ahlquist, the junior who was the plaintiff in the American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against the school district over the prayer banner that hanged in the auditorium at her school, posted an image of the hate mail on Twitter last night.

The letter warns of sexual assault, taunting Ahlquist that a group of "crusaders" have a betting pool going to see who "gets you first."

"The cops will not watch you forever," it stated. "We will get you good."

The letter continues: "Maybe you will gang-banged before we throw you out of one of our cars. [sic]"

Ahlquist since deleted the Twitter post, but an image of the letter has begun circulating widely on pro-atheist websites.

Police are investigating.

Ahlquist in the wake of the earlier this year ordering the school district to remove the prayer banner, ending a long legal fight that sparked a passionate community-wide debate.

Those taunts, some coming from fellow high school students, threatened violence and rape and led to a handful of suspensions and disciplinary actions.

Cranston Police set up a police detail outside the Ahlquist house and she was transported to and from several school events and meetings by police.

Police are investigating the most recent hate mail.

In an interview earlier this year, t.

Portions of the letter have been blurred to censor expletives.

For the history and background of the prayer banner issue, scour our extensive archive of the past two years' coverage by clicking HERE.

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