Loudoun Students Protest Handling Of Sexual Assault Accusations

This past Tuesday, the students of Loudoun County, Virginia, walked out of classes in order to protest how the school system has handled the high number of recent sexual assault accusations in support of the accusers.

Large groups of students gathered around the outside of Stone Bridge High School, Loudoun County High School, Briar Woods High School, Broad Run High School, and Lightridge High School. Social media for the area has been rife with videos of the walkouts.

This past Monday, a court in Virginia found there were “facts sufficient” to believe a teen boy sexually assaulted a girl in the girls’ bathroom at Stone Bridge High School back in May. He reportedly identifies himself as “gender fluid” and is said to have been wearing girls’ clothes at the time of the assault. A hearing for the sentencing will most likely be scheduled out in the next several weeks.

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In the face of the seriousness of the incident, the boy was transferred out to Broad Run High School, which is another school in the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) system, where he allegedly then committed yet another assault. He was charged there with the inappropriate touching of another student.

The father of the girl from the very first assault, Scott Smith, stated that he has plans to sue the school system in response to the incident. Smith was taken into custody as a Loudoun County school board meeting that took place back in June. Amidst the coast of the vent, his wife shouted, “My child was raped at school, and this is what happens!” Video of the incident was seen across social media and in news reports, and Smith himself was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

All the while, Loudoun County Public Schools was in the middle of debuting a new and more progressive transgender policy.

 

“We are relieved that justice was served today for the Smith’s daughter. This horrible incident has deeply affected the Smith family, and they are grateful for today’s outcome,” stated the lawyers representing Smith after the decision from the judge came down on Monday.

Since the original breaking of the story by the Daily Wire last month, Scott Ziegler, the Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent, has been the target of extreme criticism for his denial that there were any recorded sexual assaults in any bathrooms across all Loudoun County public schools.

The current principal of Loudoun County High School issued an ultimatum to students stating that anyone prot4esting would be penalized.

“Students who choose to participate will not be penalized for their participation; however, we do ask that students who participate do so peacefully, without signage, and in accordance with the Students Rights and Responsibilities we all reviewed and signed at the beginning of the year,” stated Principal Michelle Luttrell.

“The top priority of Loudoun County Public Schools is the safety and security of students and staff. Keeping this in mind, Loudoun County High School will provide a designated, safe space for students to exercise their freedom of expression,” she concluded.

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