Some weeks ago, news broke about the cover-up of multiple sexual assaults in Loudoun County public schools (see Horror in Loudoun County Implicates Local and Federal Officials). That revelation was made worse by the details of the arrest of a man named Scott Smith, the father of one of the girls allegedly raped. Smith had been denied a forum to speak at a school board meeting about his daughter before he was thrown to the ground, beaten, and escorted out in handcuffs.
As the story went mainstream, the next question was just how much knowledge the school board members had of the sexual assault. On June 22nd, the day Smith was arrested, it was claimed that there was no record of any sexual assault occurring in a school restroom. Were the board members just unaware? Or were they lying?
The latest evidence suggests it’s the latter. This per The Daily Wire.
As has been previously reported, immediately after the May rape, Ziegler wrote to the school board members saying, “The purpose of this email is to provide you with information regarding an incident that occurred at Stone Bridge HS. This afternoon a female student alleged that a male student sexually assaulted her in the restroom.”
Three weeks later, on June 22, Ziegler said in a public board meeting that “To my knowledge, we don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms.”
Yet, while board member Harris Mahedavi claimed he didn’t learn about the incident until the public comment period, he replied to the May 28th email asking for an update. It would seem highly unlikely that the “missed” an email on the matter only to have it readily available a month later to respond to. Something really doesn’t add up there. Further, Mahedavi was allegedly told about the incident in person by Scott Pio, who is running to be a state delegate in Virginia.
In summary, everyone on the board was sent an email that acknowledged the rape had been alleged on May 28th. Despite that, Scott Ziegler lied to parents at the meeting on June 22nd and not a single board member spoke up about the discrepancy. Later, despite being told about it twice, board member Mahedavi claimed to not have any knowledge.
This all comes across as desperate backside covering by officials who know they got caught red-handed. This is why Glenn Youngkin is in a decent position to win the Virginia governor’s race. Parents are sick of ideologically driven, far-left school boards lying to them. But no matter who wins tomorrow night, this Loudoun County issue is not going away, nor should it.