Broad Run District School Board member Joy Maloney was arrested and released today after she allegedly tried to prevent Donald Trump supporters from entering Briar Woods High School to attend the candidate’s rally.
According to Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Kraig Troxell, around 8:45 a.m., deputies assigned to the event were made aware that an adult female interfered with the line waiting to get inside. Maloney, 45, of Broadlands, reportedly stepped in front of several attendees waiting to go inside. She was asked to go back in line. She refused to do so before and then sat on the ground.
Organizers then revoked her ticket and she continued to refuse to leave.
Maloney, wearing a “Love Trumps Hate” sticker, was charged with trespassing and taken into custody. A magistrate released her on a $1,000 unsecured bond.
Maloney has denied that she tried to prevent people entering the school, and said she has been conferring with Leesburg attorney Alex Levay.
There were no other arrests at today’s campaign event.