The Loudoun County school district in Virginia issued a press release Wednesday saying it appropriately adopted all authorized protocols, two days after a father – who was arrested throughout a June school board assembly – accused the district of attempting to cowl up an alleged bathroom sexual assault towards his daughter by a skirt-wearing male pupil. 

“Loudoun County Public Schools is aware of the media and social media reports concerning alleged sexual assaults at two of our high school campuses,” the school district stated. 

“While LCPS takes student privacy seriously and cannot reveal details concerning the actions of any specific student, we do want to clarify our investigative process. Principals are legally required to report to the local law enforcement agency any act, including sexual assault, that may constitute a felony offense under Va. Code § 22.1-279.3:1. That process was followed with respect to these allegations.”

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The assertion comes two days after Scott Smith, who was arrested for disorderly conduct throughout a June 22 school board assembly, alleged that the school district tried to cowl up a sexual assault by a gender-fluid particular person towards his ninth-grade daughter so as to additional its transgender rights agenda. 

Smith told The Daily Wire on Monday that weeks earlier than his arrest, his daughter at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn was sexually assaulted by a boy carrying a skirt who entered the ladies’ bathroom on May 28.

“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,” the sheriff’s workplace beforehand informed Fox News. “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 confirmed that the case concerned sexual assault. 

All juvenile data are sealed, however Smith’s lawyer Elizabeth Lancaster informed The Daily Wire that the boy was subsequently charged with two counts of forcible sodomy, one rely of anal sodomy, and one rely of forcible fellatio.

The school district stated in its assertion that it contacted the sheriff’s workplace on May 28 inside “minutes of receiving the initial report.”

“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,” the school district stated. “To maintain the integrity of the criminal investigation, law enforcement requested that LCPS not interview students until their investigation is concluded. LCPS has cooperated and continues to cooperate with law enforcement.”

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The assertion differs dramatically from Smith’s account, who stated school officers informed him on May 28 that the matter could be dealt with in-house, and that they really referred to as legislation enforcement on him for making a scene on campus. 

According to The Daily Wire, the school despatched an e mail to dad and mom later that day saying there had been an “incident in the main office” that required sheriff’s deputies to reply. The e mail made no point out of the alleged sexual assault and stated there was “no threat to the safety of the student body.”

Smith informed The Daily Wire that he was arrested on the June 22 school board assembly shortly after LCPS Superintendent Scott Ziegler declared that to his information, “we don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms.” Smith stated he then flew right into a rage after an area progressive activist stated she didn’t consider his daughter’s story.

On Aug. 11, practically two months after Smith’s arrest, the school board voted to approve its transgender rights coverage, which requires lecturers to name college students by the pronouns they determine with and requires bathroom renovations so as to make them extra non-public.

Smith stated he acquired a letter earlier than the Aug. 11 vote informing him he was banned from the school board constructing.

Then on Oct. 6, the sheriff’s workplace stated a 15-year-old boy was charged with sexual battery and abduction of a fellow pupil at Broad Run High School in Ashburn. In an Oct. 7 press release, the sheriff’s workplace stated the suspect pressured a feminine sufferer into an empty classroom the place he held her towards her will and inappropriately touched her. 

The Daily Wire, citing a authorities official, reported that the boy accused within the Broad Run case had the identical title as the coed who allegedly assaulted Smith’s daughter. 

Elizabeth Lancaster, Smith’s lawyer, additionally informed the outlet the suspect within the Oct. 6 incident was the identical boy who allegedly attacked Smith’s daughter.  

Smith’s spouse, Jess, stated prosecutors informed her the suspect’s courtroom date had been postponed from this Thursday to Oct. 25 so as to deal with each circumstances collectively. The sheriff’s workplace declined to verify or deny to Fox News that the identical male pupil was suspected in each circumstances. 

The school district stated in its assertion that it’s “prohibited from disciplining any student without following the Title IX grievance process, which includes investigating complaints of sexual harassment and sexual assault.”

“LCPS does impose interim measures to protect the safety of students involved in the original incident, deter retaliation, and preserve the integrity of the investigation and resolution process,” it stated. “LCPS has complied and continues to comply with its obligations under Title IX.”

The school district added that board members had been “not aware of the specific details of this incident until it was reported in media outlets earlier this week.”