A girl who’s a member of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee (LCDC) received right into a heated trade with a bunch of conservative activist parents in Loudoun County, Va., Thursday afternoon as controversy swirls round no less than one alleged sexual assault within the faculty district and different charged political controversies.
The back-and-forth occurred at a Fight for Schools occasion led by GOP activist Ian Prior, which was attended by about two dozen different folks. The occasion was held in entrance of the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) administrative constructing.
As Prior detailed a collection of allegations in opposition to LCPS and known as for the superintendent to resign – and for the Department of Justice to begin a Title IX investigation into the varsity district – the lady stood off behind the cameras with out considerably disrupting the proceedings.
But all through the occasion, she repeatedly interrupted Prior by shouting questions or interjections like, “Why would you assume that?”
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There was little interplay between the lady and the activists till close to the top of the press convention when a back-and-forth started.
“You’re here to defend this?” Prior stated after the lady, who stated she was with the Loudoun Committee Democratic Committee, interrupted him.
“Yes,” she replied, to which Prior and a few of the activists shot again, “You are disgusting,” earlier than the lady clarified her goal.
“I’m saying that they deserve an investigation, and that this shouldn’t be a witch hunt. You don’t know what the facts are. No one does,” she stated as Prior and a few of the parents tried to shout over her.
“None of you know what the facts are,” she added. “This is a witch hunt.”
LCPS stated in an announcement Wednesday that it reported the assault allegations to the Loudoun County Sherriff when the alleged incident occurred and isn’t involving itself within the course of “until law enforcement advises LCPS that it has completed the criminal investigation.”
The assertion additionally talked about that “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 Loudoun County School Board didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from Fox News Thursday.
The Loudoun County sheriff’s workplace beforehand advised Fox News, “We can confirm a May 28, 2021 case that involved a thorough 2-month-long investigation that was conducted to determine the facts of the case prior to arrest. This case is still pending court proceedings. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is not able to provide any documents that pertain to a pending case.” The sheriff’s workplace additionally confirmed that the case concerned sexual assault.
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The girl who interrupted the assembly clarified to Fox News after the occasion that whereas she is a member of the LCDC, she was on the occasion in her private capability. In a subsequent interview with Fox News, the lady stated that she attended the occasion to see what the Fight for Schools activists “had to say, you know how much was fact and how much was assumption.”
“And there was a lot of assumptions being made which is what we feared is that, you know, we don’t have the facts yet because the police report’s not available… You’re actually threatening the investigation by making this kind of circus around it,” the lady stated.
The LCDC itself, in the meantime, attacked Fight for Schools as “disgraceful” in an announcement to Fox News. The get together stated the group is searching for solely to make use of the scenario for its personal political acquire.
“For far too long Fight For Schools has been using our children as political props, campaigning with Republican insurrectionists like Dave LaRock and seeking to defund our public schools,” LCDC Chair Lissa Savaglio stated. “It is disgraceful that they would seek to weaponize an event before we, as a community, have a comprehensive view of the facts. It is clear that rather than respect the victims and the legal process, they are intent on creating fear and division for their own political gain.”
LCPS for months has been on the heart of charged political debate on a wide range of points, together with vital race concept (CRT). Activists Thursday additionally attacked the varsity district on that matter and pushed again in opposition to a memo from Attorney General Merrick Garland asking the FBI to research alleged threats in opposition to faculty boards.
Prior stated threats and violence should not acceptable, however that the legal professional normal wants “to do a better job specifying which incidents and what kind of conduct that they are talking about. Because by framing it as harassment and intimidation it is a chilling, unconstitutional memo.”
“What is intimidation? Is that raising your voice at a school board meeting? What is harassment? Is that having a press conference right outside of the school building? I don’t know. You’d have to ask them,” Prior additionally stated.
Fox News’ Tara Prindiville and Kelly Laco contributed to this report.
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