Virginia school board under fire after father alleges sexual assault with daughter in bathroom
The Loudoun County school district in Virginia issued a statement Wednesday saying it correctly followed all legal protocols, two days after a father — who was arrested during a June school board meeting — accused the district of his against him for trying to cover up an alleged bathroom sexual assault. Daughter of male student wearing skirt.
“The Loudoun County Public School is aware of media and social media reports concerning alleged sexual assault on two of our high school campuses,” the school district said.
“While LCPS takes student privacy seriously and cannot reveal details relating to a specific student’s actions, we wish to clarify our investigation process. Principals are legally required to report any information, including sexual harassment, to a local law enforcement agency. are also required to report the act, which may constitute a serious offense under VA Code 22.1-279.3:1. That procedure was followed in relation to these charges.”
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The statement comes two days after Scott Smith was arrested for disorderly conduct during a school board meeting on June 22, alleging that the school district filed a sexual assault complaint against his ninth-grade daughter by a gender-fluid man. Tried to cover Advance your transgender rights agenda.
Blacksmith told the daily wire On Monday, weeks before her arrest, her daughter was sexually assaulted by a boy who entered the girls’ bathroom on May 28 at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn.
The sheriff’s office previously told Granthshala News, “We can confirm the May 28, 2021 case, which involved a 2-month-long investigation, was conducted to determine the facts of the case prior to the arrest. ” “This case is still pending for court proceedings. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has not been able to provide any documents related to the pending case.” The Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the case was related to sexual assault.
All juvenile records are sealed, but Smith’s attorney, Elizabeth Lancaster, told The Daily Wire that the boy was later charged with two counts of forced sodomy, one count of anal sex and one count of forcible fellatio.
The school district said in its statement that it contacted the sheriff’s office on May 28 “within minutes of receiving the initial report.”
“Once law enforcement is notified of the matter, the LCPS does not begin its investigation until law enforcement advises the LCPS that it has completed a criminal investigation,” the school district said. “To preserve the integrity of the criminal investigation, law enforcement requested that LCPS not interview students until their investigation is complete. LCPS has cooperated with and continues to cooperate with law enforcement.” “
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The statement differs dramatically from the account of Smith, who said that school officials told him on May 28 that the matter would be handled in-house, and that they actually called law enforcement on him to create a scene on campus. .
According to The Daily Wire, the school sent parents an email later that day saying there had been “an incident in the main office” that required the sheriff’s deputies to respond. The email made no mention of the alleged sexual harassment and said “there is no threat to the safety of the student body.”
Smith told The Daily Wire that he was arrested at a school board meeting on June 22, shortly after LCPS superintendent Scott Ziegler announced, “We have no record of attacks on our restrooms. ” Smith said he became angry after a local Progressive activist said he didn’t believe his daughter’s story.
On August 11, nearly two months after Smith’s arrest, the school board voted to approve its transgender rights policy, which requires teachers to call students by the pronouns they identify with and more Making a private bathroom requires a renovation.
Smith said he received a letter before the August 11 vote informing him that he had been banned from the school board building.
Then on October 6, the sheriff’s office said a 15-year-old boy at Broad Run High School in Ashburn had been charged with sexual battery and kidnapping a fellow student. 1 October 7. In Press releaseThe sheriff’s office said the suspect forced a female victim into an empty classroom, where he held her against her will and touched her inappropriately.
The Daily Wire, citing a government official, reported that the boy accused in the Broad Run case had the same name as the one who allegedly assaulted Smith’s daughter.
Smith’s attorney, Elizabeth Lancaster, also told the outlet that the suspect in the October 6 incident was the same boy who allegedly attacked Smith’s daughter.
Smith’s wife, Jess, said prosecutors told her the suspect’s court date to handle the two cases together had been postponed from this Thursday to October 25. The sheriff’s office declined to confirm or deny Granthshala News that the same male student was suspected in both cases.
The school district said in its statement that it is “prohibited from disciplining any student without following the Title IX complaints process, which includes investigating complaints of sexual assault and sexual harassment.”
“LCPS implements interim measures to protect the safety of students involved in the original incident, prevent retaliation, and maintain the integrity of the investigation and resolution process,” it said. “LCPS has complied and continues to perform its obligations under Title IX.”
The school district said board members “were not aware of the specific details of the incident until it was reported to media outlets earlier this week.”