The household of the second Loudoun County assault sufferer claimed their daughter had ‘extra braveness and management’ than college officers who ‘ignored pink flags’ and coated up for her skirt-wearing assaulter.
The lady’s household broke their silence for the primary time on Monday after she was sexually assaulted in a classroom by a now 15-year-old boy in October final yr at a Virginia college.
College officers had tried to coverup for the boy, who had transferred to Broad Run Excessive College after he sexually assaulted one other pupil in a transgender-friendly restroom whereas sporting a skirt in Could 2021.
Her household launched the assertion on Monday following Loudoun County Superintendent Scott Ziegler indictment by a grand jury after he denied there have been any information of the assault.
The household slammed officers for ignoring ‘a number of pink flags’ and their duties to correctly deal with sexual assault circumstances.
The household of the second Loudoun sufferer broke their silence on Monday after the county’s superintendent was indicted by a grand jury. The lady was a pupil at Broad Run Excessive College in Virginia when she was sexually assaulted by a skirt-wearing teenage boy in October 2021
Her household launched the assertion on Monday following Loudoun County Superintendent Scott Ziegler (pictured) indictment by a grand jury. He was fired and charged after denying the assault accusations
Legal professional Patrick M. Regan issued the assertion on behalf of the household who hasn’t spoken out publicly to guard their ‘psychological well being’ and ‘well-being’ of their daughter.
‘A number of pink flags through the time interval of Could 12, 2021 to October 6, 2021 had been raised and ignored,’ the assertion learn. ‘What occurred to her on October 6, 2021 might have and will have been prevented,’ the assertion learn.
In line with NBC, the grand jury report, launched on December 5, claimed the assailant’s personal grandmother referred to as him a ‘sociopath’.
College officers additionally failed to succeed in out after the lady after the assault whereas they tried to keep up the establishments fame by insisting there have been no assaults on file.
‘That alone speaks volumes to what we’ve got endured all through this ordeal.’
Legal professional Patrick M. Regan issued the assertion on behalf of the second sufferer’s household
Superintendent Zieger’s indictment on Monday got here after he was fired on December 6 in a unanimous choice by the college board.
The almost three hour assembly concerned college board members reviewing a report into the district’s dealing with of two intercourse acts that occurred in 2021 by a male pupil sporting a skirt.
The primary intercourse act occurred at Stone Bridge Excessive College in Could 2021 earlier than the boy moved colleges, and was then convicted of sexually assaulting one other lady on the totally different college in October.
Ziegler earlier denied there have been any information of the sexual assaults on file – however the grand jury report revealed he lied.
The previous superintendent faces misdemeanor counts of utilizing his place to retaliate or threaten to retaliate towards an worker, false publication and falsely firing the identical worker, in keeping with indictments unsealed in Loudoun County.
‘I’m disenchanted that an Legal professional Common-controlled, secret, and one-sided course of — which by no means as soon as sought my testimony — has made such false and irresponsible accusations,’ Ziegler wrote within the assertion.
‘I’ll vigorously defend myself. I sit up for a time when the reality turns into public.’
Longtime Loudoun County spokesperson Wayde Byard additionally faces a rely of felony perjury.
The indictment additionally references the firing of a particular wants instructor, who was fired after she complained about being sexually assaulted by a pupil.
Longtime Loudoun County spokesperson Wayde Byard (pictured) additionally faces a rely of felony perjury
Scott Smith, the daddy of the primary sufferer, mentioned he hopes the indictment will convey down ‘the partitions between LCPS and the mothers and dads of Loudoun County.’
Smith grew to become well-known within the media after he angrily protested throughout a board assembly in June 2021 after his daughter was assaulted.
He reacted with fury when Superintendent Ziegler mentioned through the assembly that he had no file of any sexual assault on the colleges.
Regardless of the indictment, Smith nonetheless needs to see additional motion.
‘That is only the start, this is not the tip,’ he mentioned. ‘Our victory can be brief lived if we do not get the college board to make main adjustments like step down.’
A report for the second assault sufferer in October final yr discovered that it might have been prevented and the directors lied in try and cowl up the controversy over the transgender lavatory coverage.
Scott Smith (pictured), the daddy of the primary sufferer, mentioned he hopes the indictment will convey down ‘the partitions between LCPS and the mothers and dads of Loudoun County’
Smith (pictured) grew to become well-known within the media after he angrily protested throughout a board assembly in June 2021 after his daughter was assaulted
A particular report, launched December 5, discovered that the second assault in October 2021 might have been prevented, and faculty district directors lied to folks in an try and cowl up the controversy over the transgender lavatory coverage. Dozens of oldsters protested on the college board assembly on June 22, 2021
The report additionally discovered that the Loudoun college officers had been ‘looking for their very own pursuits’ as an alternative of the curiosity of the college.
‘This invariably led to a shocking lack of openness, transparency, and accountability each to the general public and the particular grand jury.
‘There have been a number of choice factors for senior LCPS directors, as much as and together with the superintendent, to be clear and step in and alter the sequence of occasions main as much as the October 6, 2021 BRHS sexual assault.
‘They failed at each juncture. We additionally imagine the October 6 abduction and sexual assault of a feminine pupil at Broad Run Excessive College might have, and will have, been prevented.’