Parents are calling for the resignations of Loudoun County School Board members and Superintendent Scott Ziegler following the release of an email related to a sexual assault allegation.
The email showed Ziegler notifying board members of an alleged sexual assault a month before claiming he had no record of the incident.
On May 28, Ziegler sent an email to school board members that said, “This afternoon a female student alleged that a male student sexually assaulted her in the restroom.”
Headline-Loudoun County parents demand superintendent and school board members resign over ‘cover-up’ of sexual assault in order to ‘push school’s pro-transgender policies’ pic.twitter.com/LhkJJcT7MS
— Ron Milner (@RonMilnerBoodle) October 27, 2021
At a school board meeting on June 22, Ziegler said that to his knowledge, “We don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms,” according to Fox News.
School board members sacrificed children to push transgender political issue: Loudoun County parents demand superintendent, school board resign after alleged sexual assault emailhttps://t.co/VtHj07iZqZ
— Deplorable Thom (@Tbig48) October 27, 2021
Some have argued the protests are political, seeking to take down Gov. Terry McAuliffe in his reelection attempt for governor. However, parents are clear they are will not stop after the election ends, regardless of the winner.
The matter addresses the safety of female students on campus, and all students, in the alleged cover up of a sexual assault.
The protests will likely continue until serious change takes place, leaving Loudoun County in a much worse position that if school leaders had better addressed the original incident.