Many enraged parents, students, and residents demanded the resignation of Loudoun County Superintendent Scott Ziegler at a school board meeting following allegations that the school district covered up sexual assaults by a gender-fluid student.
Loudoun County Public Schools has responded to the allegations from parents by posting to Twitter:
NEW: Statement from Loudoun County Public Schools on the two alleged assaults that it appears to have covered up. pic.twitter.com/sOb0OlIYVR
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) October 13, 2021
Over 60 people spoke at the meeting Tuesday evening. Parents brandished signs calling for Ziegler’s resignation, while others asserted he was protecting a rapist.
“This is not China, this is the United States of America, and we will not be silenced,” one furious mother proclaimed. “Remove the superintendent immediately and then resign for your negligence and duplicity. End this nightmare!”
“The 8040 policy was rushed through to a vote without consideration for the safety of all students, simply to satisfy a liberal agenda – a policy that you knew full well would allow our children to be abused inside our schools,” another enraged mother said at the school board meeting. “At least two young women are recent victims of sexual assaults in our high schools, one of them in a restroom.”
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“Your moral compasses are busted! You, Dr. Ziegler, and our school board – every one of you – are complicit in these crimes against our children because you did nothing about it, nothing,” she angrily stated.
“What is worse than a child being raped at school? The coverup by those who are trusted with the safety and well-being of children,” yet another mother stated. “Today, Scott Ziegler must resign for the unconscionable act of allowing an alleged rapist back into school to rape again, and for that coverup.”
“We warned you about policies that you were putting into place that would be a danger to our students, and we’ve seen that happen,” a father remarked. “When is enough enough? When are you going to change the policies to keep our children safe?”
Katie Young, who is a 14-year-old student, commented that “8040 and many policies that are being proposed are not to make people more comfortable or to accept others but instead to change the way my peers and I think so that we will become the next generation of social justice warriors.”
“I am 14-years-old, the fact that I have to be here defending my rights to not have your radical agenda shoved down my throat in school is not only concerning, it’s upsetting,” Young accusingly stated. “My peers and I are not tools to further your political agenda.”
“These school board members knew about the first incident at the June 22 meeting. I’m sorry, they all knew about the case when they were here for the June 22 meeting. And now another child has been hurt by this same predator? And so we hold them accountable,” Patti Menders, who is a mother and the president of the Loudoun County Republican Women’s Club, told Fox News.
The outrage follows the alleged rape of Scott Smith’s teenage daughter in a Stone Bridge High School bathroom on May 28 by a transgender student in a skirt. Charges include two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of anal sodomy, and one count of forcible fellatio. A rape kit reportedly proves that assault occurred. The same 15-year-old boy is accused of forcing another girl into a classroom at a different school and inappropriately touching her as well.
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Smith spoke up at a Loudoun County school board meeting over the incident only to be told it basically didn’t happen. His anger exploded and the father wound up being tackled to the ground by police, getting his lip bloodied, and then being handcuffed and dragged away with his pants down. The images went viral.
At that same board meeting, Ziegler declared that “the predator transgender student or person simply does not exist,” and to his knowledge, “We don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms.”
The school board approved a controversial transgender policy, 8040, on Aug. 11. It mandates that teachers call students by their chosen pronouns and requires that bathrooms be made more private.
The outcry for Ziegler’s resignation has gone viral but no one is really surprised all of this is happening:
Needs to be arrested for covering it up
— Sharon Fagen (@FagenSharon) October 13, 2021
When a child was sexually assaulted in Loudoun County Schools their initial reaction was to do nothing and cover it up by lying to parents.
Now there is another victim, by the same perpetrator.
— Jeanine Lawson (@JeanineLawsonVA) October 12, 2021
— Peter Zurita (@hockeyforever68) October 12, 2021
Those Loundoun school admin demons have no shame.
— JVarContinental2 🇺🇸🦂 (@JVarCont2) October 13, 2021
Sadly. This was the inevitable outcome of these policies.
— Aegon (@RobertPet73) October 13, 2021
Heartbreaking indeed. The school should NOT have allowed the transfer of offender to another school to commit the crimes again!! And blatant lies by administration. Sue the school district AND administrators
— Cheryl B (@CA_Bledsoe) October 13, 2021
Amazing that the highly educated paid school supervisors of Loundoun County Schools just can’t figure it out? Residents should force a resignation or terminate them!
— Billshootspeople (@Billshootspeop2) October 13, 2021
This is why we are homeschooling our children.
— Steve C (@SteveC89596486) October 12, 2021
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