Fight For Schools’ Prior Faces Call to Resign After Group Shares Violent Tweet

The group Loudoun4All is calling on Fight for Schools Executive Director Ian Prior to resign after his group retweeted a post calling for violent rape of a school nurse.

The tweet, originally authored by user “USAF Senior MSgt., Retired,” called for a school nurse to be “raped with barbed wire” for allegedly revealing her Connecticut school division had provided puberty blockers to students.

Fight for Schools issued a statement after the tweet was shared, claiming a company working for the group had retweeted the post without the employee reading the headline.

“The retweet the other night was completely beyond the pale. The company that was handling our social media apologized for carelessly retweeting without reading the headline, but it was reckless, unacceptable and goes against everything we stand for,” Prior said of the incident.

But the group Loudoun4All, which formed in opposition to Fight for Schools and the anti-Critical Race Theory movement, said in a statement that the tweet was shared for nearly a full day.

“While Fight for Schools claimed to be shocked by the retweet this morning, it should come as no surprise that the employees and followers of Fight for Schools and other aligned groups would retweet and interact with a post calling for a violent rape,” said the statement.

“We call on Mr. Prior to resign from Fight For Schools as his extreme views and the hateful environment he has fostered can no longer be ignored,” it concluded.

Prior said Fight for Schools would not be using the social media company he said was responsible for the retweet.

In December, the two groups released a joint statement calling for peace and civility in public discourse.

8 thoughts on “Fight For Schools’ Prior Faces Call to Resign After Group Shares Violent Tweet

  • 2022-04-06 at 12:07 pm
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    I don’t think Ian Prior is Atilla the Hun. But I do wish he’d be more sensitive. When Beth Barts was the recipient of death threats, I urged Mr. Prior to issue a statement condemning them. He never replied to me. Deep down, I believe he’s an honorable person. But he’s lost his way in the midst of extreme politics. On a brighter note, Happy Ramadan Loudoun!

  • 2022-04-06 at 1:27 pm
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    A tweet from a left wing nutjob, on an an account that doesn’t exist on twitter now, calling for violent assault against a school nurse who spilled the beans on a school system giving 11 year olds hormone blockers without parents consent, is somehow Prior’s problem?

    That’s not creepy or anything.

    • 2022-04-06 at 8:13 pm
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      Creepy, but not surprising. This shows the real reason they hate Prior is because he publicized the truth that many liberals are really hateful, especially when someone gets in the way of their attempts to sexualize kids.

      Sad that LoudounNow willfully repeated the quote about “[Prior’s] extreme views and the hateful environment he has fostered” when Prior was the one exposing the extreme views and hate.

  • 2022-04-06 at 1:57 pm
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    In this day you have to be crazy to outsource the management of your social media. But Loudoun4All doesn’t get to make personnel decisions for the people they hate. It doesn’t work that way.

    Fight for Schools has apologized and taken steps to address the horrible tweet. I will note that the school board has never taken steps to address the multiple sexual assaults in the schools that they covered up.

    I wonder if Mr. Prior would consider resigning if the entire school board and Mr. Zeigler all agreed to resign. But of course, Loudon4All isn’t interested in getting rid of corrupt and incompetent school officials or actually protecting school children.

  • 2022-04-06 at 5:07 pm
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    haha Nice Try, Ian is a great guy. They will handle that accordingly. Obviously, he does not support that ridiculous comment.

  • 2022-04-06 at 10:33 pm
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    How is this remotely relevant to Loudoun County?

    We get it. Loudoun Now is incapable of reporting any facts not spoon fed to them by SB members or radical left-wing crazies. For example, take their story on the budget that just passed. It was missing (1) the local taxes assessed in $ (how much $$ will actually be confiscated from taxpayers), (2) the prior year’s local taxes assessed in $, (3) the % increase in taxes from FY22 to FY23, or (4) any comparators such as local population growth or even inflation.

    It’s as if they don’t want people to know that the BOS just raised taxes collected by a whopping 8% vs less than 1% in population growth. Let’s be fair, who expect Renss Greene, the author of the budget story, to actually read a budget document? I mean, Timmy Hemstreet and Matt “slush fund” Letourneau were sure to keep all of these numbers out of their 20+ page budget “presentation”. Renss is a good photographer but Journalist? Educated citizen capable of analyzing how his community’s taxes are increased? Not even close.

  • 2022-04-07 at 6:18 am
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    Our children Thank Mr. Prior and Fight for Schools. We should name a street for him, Ian Way, you know, legal!

  • 2022-04-08 at 1:41 pm
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    The ONLY people calling for him to step down are the same ones that support grooming children and pushing CRT in our schools. Thank you Ian for all you do. Stand strong.

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