It’s a horrific story, a parent’s nightmare.
A ‘gender fluid’ male student, dressed in a skirt, allegedly entered a girls restroom at Stone Bridge High School and sexually assaulted a ninth grade girl. The incident took place in Loudoun County, Virginia, on May 28, 2021, The Daily Wire said in an investigative report.
At a school board meeting on June 22, the girl’s father made international headlines after he was hit in the face and dragged out of a Loudoun County Public Schools board meeting. Scott Smith intended to speak out about what happened to his daughter as the board debated “transgender” policies, before the board declared the meeting “an unlawful assembly” and he was forcibly removed.
As The Wire stated, “Minutes before Smith’s arrest, the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) superintendent lectured the public that concerns about the transgender policy were misplaced because the school system had no record of any assault occurring in any school bathroom.”
LCPS Superintendent Scott Ziegler said, “To my knowledge, we don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms.”
Five months later, on October 6, the same student was charged with “sexual battery and abduction of a fellow student” at nearby Broad Run High School, where LCPS had evidently transferred him.
According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, “The investigation determined on the afternoon of October 6, the 15-year-old suspect forced the victim into an empty classroom where he held her against her will and inappropriately touched her.”
Stone Bridge High School, where the first attack occurred, also downplayed the event. Smith was called to school after his daughter’s assault, and school administrators told him they were “handling the incident in-house.”
When Smith made a scene, deputies were called to deal with him – not the sexual perpetrator. He said, “Thank God that I drew enough attention to it, without getting arrested, that we got an escort to the hospital, and they administered a rape kit that night.”
That same day, the principal sent an email to the school community – again, not about the alleged rape – but about Smith:
Good evening Stone Bridge families this is Stone Bridge Principal Tim Flynn. There was an incident in the main office area today that required the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office to dispatch deputies to Stone Bridge. The incident was confined to the main office and the entrance area to the school. There was no threat to the safety of the student body.
The principal said that students who witnessed the scene could access the services of the school’s counseling staff and the district’s mental health team, adding, “The safety of our students and staff is the top priority of Loudoun County Public Schools.”
Smith said only the sheriff’s office took the attack on his daughter seriously, saying, “LCPS washed their hands of” his daughter’s traumatic assault by a fellow student.
Elizabeth Lancaster, the family’s attorney, said that a conviction of the teen was expected on October 14. Prosecutors had said he was “being held responsible” and “was on house arrest, confined to his mother’s townhouse.” But the second attack on a female student shows that assurance was a lie, and the new charges may change his sentencing date.
Like the high school principal and the school board, Loudoun County Prosecutor Buta Biberaj seemed more interested in going after Smith than in addressing attacks on female students. She sought jail time for his misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, appearing in court herself to prosecute his case.
Biberaj “was elected by a 1% margin after leftist billionaire George Soros paid $845,000 to support her bid,” The Wire reported.
Lancaster said, “It is incredibly unusual for a disorderly conduct case to even go forward. The idea that they would actually be seeking jail time, I’d guess in my 15 years the number of times I’ve seen that happen would be zero,” adding, “It would be completely unheard of for the prosecutor to handle a misdemeanor.”
As The Wire succinctly stated, “Two girls, allegedly sexually assaulted in school, four months apart, by the same person. And so far, the only person to be convicted of a crime is the victim’s father.”
Over the past couple years, Loudoun County has been at the epicenter of battles over sexually explicit and profane books in school classrooms and libraries; training teachers in critical race theory and bringing it into the classroom; and “transgender” policies that require teachers to use a child’s “chosen pronouns” and that allow students to access opposite sex restrooms, showers and changing facilities.
Parents have been actively protesting these events and have moved to recall six of the nine school board members. Another LCPS board meeting is scheduled late this afternoon, October 12. We’ll see if board members even acknowledge these two attacks on teen girls in their schools.
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