LOUDOUN COUNTY (LifeSiteNews) – Following the indictment of fired ex-Loudoun County Public Schools superintendent Scott Ziegler for allegedly covering up a student rape case with damaging implications for the LGBT debate, community parents descended on the latest school board meeting Tuesday evening to voice their discontent.
As LifeSiteNews previously covered, a grand jury impaneled by Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares returned charges against Ziegler of misdemeanor false publication, misdemeanor prohibited conduct, and misdemeanor penalizing an employee for a court appearance, potentially carrying up to one year of prison time; as well as a felony perjury charge against LCPS Public Information Officer Wayde Byard, punishable by up to 10 years in jail. The charges pertain to the officials’ handling of a rape of a female student by a gender-confused male in a girls’ bathroom.
The Washington Examiner reported that Tuesday saw a “horde of incensed parents” attend the Loudoun County School Board’s first regular public meeting since the grand jury report finding that school officials “failed at every juncture” in handling the case was released.
There are countless reasons to conclude modern sex-education is less about critical thinking and more about indoctrinating and sexualizing children at as young an age as possible.
Consider these 3 questions:
- Why are politicians around the world pushing radical transgender theories on children as young as 5?
- Why is the World Health Organization calling for 4 year-olds to be taught how to masturbate?
- Why are children in schools being shown graphic images of sex and told anything goes so long as consent is established, if not to encourage our sons and daughters to become sexually active?
A sane society would try to shield impressionable children from becoming sexualized, and encourage them not to watch pornography, take puberty blockers or mutilate their genitalia, but our schools increasingly promote these behaviors.
In reality, the media, most politicians, and many education chiefs are obliterating a parent's ability to protect their child's innocence and identity.
We must realize: these elites want children to have THEIR values, not YOURS. SIGN THE PLEDGE!
The results of this explicit, inappropriate sex-saturated culture and education have been startling: there have never been more children claiming to be transgender, gay, lesbian and bisexual, nor have we ever seen such high levels of sexual assaults by minors.
BREAKING: Loudoun County father who was dragged out of woke school board meeting reveals his daughter was 'raped' in the girls' bathroom by a 'skirt-wearing' male student who was arrested for assaulting a SECOND girl months later - but staff did nothinghttps://t.co/awoZcVQx3l— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 12, 2021
This nut could end up being your child’s teacher and you wouldn’t even find out the craziness they’re teaching until your kid tells you about it. If you aren’t disturbed after watching this, you’re a lunatic. School choice is the civil rights issue of our generation. pic.twitter.com/y1V3Rotx9k— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 17, 2021
Countless politicians, media personalities and education chiefs are too busy promoting woke trends to realize that sexualizing minors amounts to grooming, and has devastating consequences in many cases.
Children whose inhibitions are broken down risk addiction to pornography, teenage pregnancy, STDs, gender dysphoria, online shaming, and a whole host of other negative outcomes.
Parents, not the government, must be in control of what their child is taught about sex.
Just listen to the type of materials public schools in the U.S. are promoting:
That's why we are asking you to sign the Parents' Pledge that you will pull your children out of sex-education classes if your school chooses to sexualize your child.
The Parents' Pledge is our best chance of winning back our children's schools before they're entirely lost to radical sex-obsessed teachers' unions who are foisting these curricula on teachers.
Do you really want other adults deciding what your child is exposed to? Of course not.
Please share this brand new grassroots Parents' Pledge with like-minded parents and join a growing movement of mothers and fathers who are wise to the threat of their child being led into sexual activity.
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“They all knew,” said Scott Smith, the victim’s father. “They did their own report on this that they did not release to the public. All those school board members knew. Everybody knows this is just more cover-up, more of the same until there’s a cleaner house and more indictments and more people held accountable. We’re basically here tonight doing the same thing we were doing a year ago. Nothing has changed.”
One subject of the meeting was ostensibly for school officials to discuss reforms to prevent similar situations in the future, including changes to existing technology policy, student transfer policy, and threat assessment policy, as well as the school board’s code of conduct.
“We’re going to move on to these recommendations, and that’s where the process begins, but it sure isn’t going to end there,” school district lawyer Robert Falconi said, according to WTOP.
But Smith was not impressed, telling Falconi that “if there was a law on the book, you would be indicted,” and that as long as the district kept him around, “there will be no peace, there will be no healing, there will be no sleeping, nothing.”
The grand jury report found that Falconi had engaged in conduct to obstruct the investigation by attempting to control or prevent employees from testifying, but could not be charged himself because “[u]nlike federal law, no Virginia statute explicitly addresses witness tampering, and the Virginia obstruction of justice statute does not cover this fact pattern. For those reasons, we are unable to consider an indictment against the LCPS division counsel.”
According to several parents who spoke, nothing less than the resignation of the board members who presided over the fiasco will suffice. “You have a choice: unconditional surrender or unconditional surrender,” said one parent according to The Lion.
“Nobody is going to trust Loudoun County Public Schools as long as the seven members of the school board that were in office last year when this all happened and throughout the grand jury process are still sitting on that dais,” said Ian Prior, executive director of Fight for Schools. “That goes for the Republicans and the Democrats on that board.”
The situation first came to national attention when U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland instructed the FBI to mobilize a “partnership” between federal, state, and local authorities to discuss “strategies” relating to handling alleged “threats” to educators from parents protesting controversial lesson content such as critical race theory.
As evidence of such “threats,” the Biden administration cited a letter from the heads of the National School Board Association containing examples of alleged unruly behavior at various school board meetings. That letter, for which the NSBA later apologized, cited Smith, who was arrested for disorderly conduct at one such meeting.
But it soon came out that he was actually trying to confront school board members about his daughter’s rape case. That and a second student sexual assault claim intensified protests against the district’s leadership, fueling the election of Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin, who along with Miyares vowed to investigate Loudoun County.