More Loudoun Cover-Up: Allegedly Failed to Report Multiple Sexual Assaults Despite State Law

(Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

We started hearing a lot about Loudoun County School Public Schools (LCPS) because of parents objecting to the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) as well as concerns about their transgender policy.

However, that wasn’t the only problem brewing with the Loudoun County schools. As we reported, there was the horrible alleged cover-up of two alleged sexual assaults. Then, when a father whose daughter was allegedly raped tried to speak out after the school superintendent Scott Ziegler denied such an assault had occurred at a board meeting, the father was arrested after a scuffle. The issue also raised issues regarding the transgender policy in the school because the incident allegedly involved a boy wearing a skirt going into the girls’ bathroom. The boy was transferred to another school where another alleged sexual assault occurred. Parents came out in force to call for the resignation of the superintendent and the father, Scott Smith, described what had transpired to Laura Ingraham.

Now, it turns out that the district didn’t report multiple incidents as they were required to according to the law, going back several years. The law requires that such school incidents be reported and includes the law holds school superintendents personally liable for violations, according to the Daily Wire. Now the Virginia Department of Education is looking into the matter.

After The Daily Wire raised the discrepancy with the Virginia Department of Education, VDOE spokesman Charles Pyle said that “VDOE is reviewing the discipline, crime and violence data submissions of Loudoun County Public Schools and is in communication with LCPS to determine whether the division’s reporting is accurate and whether the division is in compliance with state and federal law.”

The Daily Wire looked at the statistics being reported according to the law and matched them with known public incidents. They noted that the incident of Scott Smith’s daughter in May of last school year wasn’t reported. An incident in October 2018 was widely reported where three football players at Tuscorara High were arrested and charged with sexual assault. The students allegedly held down a younger player and inserted objects into him in the locker room. A spokesperson for LCPS said then that “the case will be subject to disciplinary action.” Yet, the annual report for Tuscorara for that year reported zero instances of sexual offenses against students.

The Daily Wire asked the LCPS for a response to these questions, but they failed to respond for two days.

So it would appear that the problem in the Loudoun schools extends to more than just this one incident of this one alleged perpetrator and it would definitely appear that the superintendent has some more explaining to do as to just exactly how many incidents have not been reported in accordance with the law.