Loudoun County parents demand superintendent and school board members resign over ‘cover-up’ of sexual assault in order to ‘push school’s pro-transgender policies’

  • Enraged Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) parents called on Superintendent Scott Ziegler and the district’s board members to resign 
  • An email surfaced last week where Ziegler reported an alleged sexual assault in the girls’ bathroom but on June 22 publicly said he had no record of assaults 
  • Parents stood outside the meeting in Virginia holding placards that read: ‘Protect girls not gender’ and’ ‘women and girls are not collateral damage’
  • Scott Smith, the assault victim’s father, was pictured with a bloody mouth, being dragged out of the June school board meeting
  • Smith and his wife were shamed for  protesting against the school’s pro-transgender policy 8040 after the incident
  • On Monday a Loudoun County judge found the boy ‘in a skirt’ guilty of sexually assaulting Smith’s 15-year-old daughter in the girls’ bathroom 

Parents and students alike are taking a stand against a Virginia superintendent and school board that was accused of lying to cover up two alleged sexual assaults in order to push their pro-transgender policies.

Hundreds of residents gathered Tuesday at a Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) board meeting. Approximately 120 people signed up to speak at the demonstration – including a group of proclaimed radical feminists and Democrats – and fight for gender specific spaces.

Others protested outside, with many toting placards proclaiming themselves Democrats, leftists and feminists outraged by the board’s antics.  

 

‘We really want to see the school board rescind the policy, there is absolutely no justifiable reason to have a policy that allows boys into women’s bathrooms,’ Democrat Kara Dansky said, according to The Federalist

‘It’s just not acceptable, it’s anti-feminist, it’s misogynistic, it’s politically regressive. All of the women standing behind me and near me are radical feminists, most of us are Democrats. We are here because we are on the political left and we stand in support of female-only spaces.’

Enraged parents cited an email that surfaced last week where Superintendent Scott Ziegler reported an alleged sexual assault in the girls’ bathroom. The email, which was sent on May 28, 2021, contradicted a statement Ziegler made the month before when he publicly said that he had no record of bathroom assaults. 

‘You are so concerned with pushing race and gender that you sacrificed our children,’ Patti Hidalgo Menders, president of the Loudoun County GOP Women’s Club, said, according to Fox News

Students from three Loudoun County high schools also participated in protest by walking out of their classrooms Tuesday morning and chanting ‘Loudoun County protects rapists.’

The walkouts come a day after a juvenile court judge charged the student accused in the May 28 attack at Stone Bridge High with sexual assault, NBC 4 Washington reported.

A court hearing for the second alleged attack, which is said to have occurred at Broad Run High, is scheduled for next month. Sentencing for both incidents will take place after the hearing.

At a Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) board meeting on Tuesday enraged parents cited an email that surfaced last week where Superintendent Scott Ziegler (pictured) reported an alleged sexual assault in the girls’ bathroom. They were infuriated because just a month earlier he publicly said that he had no record of bathroom assaults
Parents stood outside the meeting holding placards that read: ‘Protect girls not gender’ and’ ‘women and girls are not collateral damage’
Parents referenced LCPS’s pro-transgender policy 8040, which allows students ‘to use the facility that corresponds to their consistently asserted gender identity’
Students walked out of Loudoun County’s schools on Tuesday in protest against the county’s handling of a rape allegation after a judge found the boy accused guilty

Erin Roselle Poe, who has a 10th grader and a fifth grader enrolled in the district, spoke out Tuesday night, saying the school board had failed the district.

‘They’ve failed this county, they’ve failed students, they’ve lied to our faces, they’ve left our children very vulnerable and unsafe, and they continue to preach policies that are more coverups for their actions,’ Poe told The Federalist.

‘We’ve got to get the evil out of the schools.’

‘I’m here because I’m concerned about the public safety of the public schools in Loudoun County,’ Maddy, an eighth-grader who currently attends private school, shared.

Her mother, who was not named, echoed Maddy’s claim: ‘When the sexual assaults came out now every day I think … do I have to worry about her safety? This is definitely weighing on my mind.’

Outside the school board meeting, parents held placards that read: ‘Protect girls not gender’ and’ ‘women and girls are not collateral damage.’ 

A group of parents moves to speak as people gather to protest different issues including the board’s handling of a sexual assault that happened in a school bathroom in May, vaccine mandates and critical race theory during a Loudoun County School Board
Amanda Shallant (pictured) spoke during a school board meeting last week as she held a sign that read: ‘LCPS protects rapists’
A security guard moves Scott Mineo with Parents Against Critical Race Theory towards the exit after his time expires while he makes a public statement at the meeting

Another said: ‘Scott Ziegler knew about transgender-related crime but he lied anyway…Resign now!’ 

The superintendent wrote in the five-month-old email: ‘The purpose of this email is to provide you with information regarding an incident that occurred at Stone Bridge HS. This afternoon a female student alleged that a male student sexually assaulter her in the restroom.’ 

Yet at a meeting on June 22 Ziegler said that to his knowledge, ‘we don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms’. 

Grandmother of LCPS students Carrie Michon claimed that the contradicting statements were a cover-up to bury the sexual assault investigation and ‘protect your precious 8040 policy’.

The policy she referenced is the school’s pro-transgender policy, which states that the school district ‘shall allow gender-expansive or transgender students to use their chosen name and gender pronouns that reflect their consistently asserted gender identity without any substantiating evidence, regardless of the name and gender recorded in the student’s permanent educational record’.

Approximately 120 people signed up to speak at the demonstration – including a group of proclaimed radical feminists and Democrats – and fight for gender specific spaces
Heather Fruzzetti (pictured) criticized Ziegler’s email to the board about the alleged attacks
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