Loudoun School District Issues Statement on Alleged Sexual Assaults

In a written statement released today, Loudoun County Public Schools stated that, under the requirements of Virginia’s State Code, division administrators will not investigate the sexual assaults alleged to have occurred at Stone Bridge High School in May and Broad Run High School just last week, until involved law enforcement agencies have concluded their investigations.

The statement said that the district has followed state code, including the requirement that principals contact law enforcement immediately after learning of a possible felony.

“Once a matter has been reported to law enforcement, LCPS does not begin its investigation until law enforcement advises LCPS that it has completed the criminal investigation.To maintain the integrity of the criminal investigation, law enforcement requested that LCPSnot interview students until their investigation is concluded,” the statement said.

The father of theStone Bridge student who was allegedly assaulted in May toldLoudoun Nowhe has been unable to get answers from either the school district or the Sheriff’s Office.

During Tuesday’s School Board meeting, dozens of parents scorned the board and Superintendent Scott Ziegler, charging that the same student was the assailant in both incidents, and had simply been transferred to another Loudoun high school. Representatives of the school division and the Sheriff’s Office have declined to refute or confirm those claims, citing laws governing criminal investigations of juveniles.

School Board members have not publicly comment, and were told they are not permitted to do so because the matters involve ongoing criminal investigations and pending litigation.

“School Board members are typically not given details of disciplinary matters. The board may be obligated to consider long-term suspensions or expulsions and must ensure that students have not been deprived of due process. Consequently, members of the Loudoun County School Board were not aware of the specific details of this incident until it was reported in media outlets earlier this week,” the statement said.

11 thoughts on “Loudoun School District Issues Statement on Alleged Sexual Assaults

  • 2021-10-13 at 4:03 pm
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    During the June 22, 2021 SB Meeting, Interim Superintendent Ziegler made the following statements, after the room had been cleared:

    “The predator transgender student… does not exist.”

    “We don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms.”

    He then went on to expound on his assertion that there is zero risk of assaults by calling claims to the contrary “red herrings.”

    This was in response to inquiries from SB members.

    This man is a LIAR. And he is a danger to the children who attend Loudoun’s schools. He needs to be removed IMMEDIATELY.

  • 2021-10-13 at 4:12 pm
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    Regarding the official statement from LCPS:

    Please notice that there is not one single word of sympathy or support for the children who have been sexually assaulted.

    Their first priority is protecting the privacy of the alleged predator.
    Next up is the obligatory CYA language about complying with Title IX.
    Then more CYA language about the SB not knowing about the assaults.
    And then finally there’s a random shot at the parent of the first victim who was arrested in June and VIGOROUSLY PROSECUTED by Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj.

    And that’s what Loudoun’s SB and the LCPS have to say about not one but TWO sexual assaults.

    This entire School Board and school Admin need to go. This is far too serious of a matter to let it slide.

  • 2021-10-13 at 4:23 pm
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    “Consequently, members of the Loudoun County School Board were not aware of the specific details of this incident until it was reported in media outlets earlier this week,”

    That’s what normal people call a lie.

  • 2021-10-13 at 4:34 pm
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    Issuing a “statement” that states absolutely nothing is simply more of the same from the utterly corrupt and incompetent school board and Ziegler. Hide behind a wall of bureaucracy and punish the victims.

    My heart goes out to the Smith family and the family of the unnamed recent second victim of the inevitable result of Ziegler’s policies.

  • 2021-10-13 at 4:42 pm
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    SHAME PILED ON SHAME ON LCSB AND LCPS – WHAT ELSE IS NEW?

    So, Virginia’s First Lady visits two LCPS schools pioneering programs run to support student mental health needs, ONE week prior to the blockbuster Daily Wire report alleging that the district covered up a sexual assault that happened at SBHS?

    A huge political blunder. Praise God and Jesus who crafted this unfortunate timing for her, for it states in Proverbs that HE DEALS CROOKED WITH THOSE WHO ARE CROOKS.

    Instead of gracing J. Michael Lunsford Middle School and Freedom High School whose school officials were fawning over her as they carried on gobbledygook discussions of mental health issues, she should have instead visited Stone Bridge High School and consoled Mr. and Mrs. Smith and their devastated daughter suffering enormous PTSD and unimaginable mental health issues after a heinous sexual attack.

    If she did, she could have scored a few points for the Democratic candidate.

    How unlovely and deceitfully charming is a lady in power who covers over all evildoing in LCPS with a “regal” visit with her immaculate cosmetology and cunning gracious smiles. So, is she a WORTHY educator or a member of the CRT gang? You know the answer.

    Don’t be fooled by her and the LCPS/Ziegler/LCSB snakes. Those autocrats in the end, they coil and bite both Republican AND Democratic ordinary people – two rapes by a beast released into Loudoun County schools by LCSO and LCPS.

    In short, her planned Tour de Fractured LCPS to bolster McAuliffe has backfired.

  • 2021-10-13 at 4:58 pm
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    I’m glad LCPS is responding to the plethora of misinformation circulating about this most unfortunate incident. Please everybody: Take a deep breath & let the judicial process run its course. The Sheriff’s Office issues public statements if & when criminal charges are filed against someone. If there was a failure in communication, please don’t blame LCPS. My prayers go out to the alleged victims & their families. Best wishes for your recovery, under the circumstances.

    • 2021-10-14 at 1:18 pm
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      I’m VERY curious to learn how you know that there is “misinformation” circulating about these sexual assaults?

  • 2021-10-13 at 6:47 pm
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    LCPS “passes the trash” again with another “mobile molester.” LCPS is vile.

  • 2021-10-13 at 6:57 pm
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    A day late and dollar short by the LCPS once again. How can you believe anything from these scum bags.

    A parent comes to school after learning his 14 year old daughter is raped just hours before.

    Yes, where was the ambulance to get her to hospital just a mile a way? Where was the LCSO en masse to arrest the offender and secure the crime scene? Not blaming the deputies here, but something is not right with how one resource officer is the only one there.

    This whole school board needs to go. Zeigler needs to be fired for not being forthcoming. Hiding behind VA code is laughable when a child has been raped – twice!

  • 2021-10-14 at 5:05 am
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    Statements do not change the facts no matter how much lawyer speak the School Board and the Sheriff utter.
    If I didn’t know better I would think the Board and the Sheriff worked together to stop Mr. Smith from telling the facts that Ziegler lied about as did Sheridan.
    At best the Sheriff was a pawn used to further 8040 at worst they colluded with the superintendent to insure a woke outcome he county’s residents are opposed to. Plenty of shame to go around!

  • 2021-10-14 at 7:03 am
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    More bald-faced lying from LCPS. Let’s go slow.

    According to the gibberish put out by LCPS, board members couldn’t comment on a student shooting on an LCPS campus until months afterwards because they may be involved in the appeal of the student who performed the shooting. Does anybody remotely believe that? It is a lie and a pathetic excuse.

    SB members are not supposed to make conclusions in advance. So that would entail saying that a sexual assault is alleged to have occurred and LCPS is (should have been) taking all measures to ensure safety of all students. As long as that did not include student names, neither the SB nor any official would have come close to violating any rule. The notion that SB members “cannot” comment now is ridiculous.

    Finally, the core warning to SB members to avoid making biased conclusions was just violated by every single board member. Ian, Atoosa, Brenda and the rest concluded that LCPS followed Title IX procedures. Yet that is a fact-based question they couldn’t possibly make now. And just like the sexual assault, they are supposed to avoid those making conclusions that could demonstrate bias.

    The whole mantra of the SB is a joke. The question is whether newly appointed Andrew Hoyler will also follow the corrupt ways of every single SB member from Reaser and Sheridan to Morse and Beatty.

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