Loudoun School Dean Charged with Assaulting Student

A middle school dean at the Douglass School in Leesburg has been charged with the assault of a student.

The victim was reportedly inside a school bathroom vaping with several other students on Sept. 5 when he was confronted by Ryan C. Fortenbaugh, 35, from Purcellville, who is a dean at the school. The victim reported he was restrained by Fortenbaugh before being assaulted. 

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office arrested Fortenbaugh on Monday on a citizen-obtained arrest warrant for assault and battery. He has been on administrative leave from Loudoun County Public Schools since the reported incident.

Fortenbaugh has been released, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

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