Marlena Claims Anonymous Letter is Harassment

Marlena Gilbert sent the following email to the TalkAboutGroton, a local email group. A photo of the anonymous letter, which was attached to the email, is included below.

Marlena Gilbert via
Thu, Dec 19, 9:49 AM (7 days ago)
to TalkAboutGroton

My son who is 15 years old enjoys opening our Christmas Cards, some are addressed to the Gilbert Family and some just to me, regardless I allow him to open them all.
Unfortunately, this letter was in a pile that was presumably Christmas cards so he saw this instead of me.

Let me just say that I firmly believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I appreciate respectful debate and even criticism. However, sending an anonymous harassment letter to my private residence crosses a line that has now affected my family. I can only hope the behavior of the author of this letter does represent the majority of our town.

To the author who may have the opportunity to read this post, please know that I am not discouraged nor intimidated by your letter. In actuality, it has further strengthened my desire to continue to work even harder than I have over the last 3.5 years to advocate for our schools and our town as a whole.


Later on that day, Marlena followed up, stating that she was going to the police with her concerns over the letter.

Marlena Gilbert via
Dec 19, 2019, 5:34 PM (7 days ago)
to TalkAboutGroton

After some consideration, my husband and I thought it was best to hand over the letter and envelope to the local police department. We are concerned with the harassing nature of the letter and the fact that it was sent to my private residence is a safety concern for my family. We are more comfortable airing on the side of caution. Thank you for the private emails and messages.

Happy Holidays to you.

Anonymous Letter
The Anonymous Letter
Anonymous Envelope
Anonymous Envelope

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