Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares announced he will be investigating the Virginia Parole Board and Loudoun County Public Schools within hours of taking office according to Fox News.
Miyares made a statement just hours after he and Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin were sworn into office saying that he is looking to immediately investigate some of Virginia’s highest-profile potential cases.
“One of the reasons Virginians get so fed up with government is the lack of transparency – and that’s a big issue here,” Miyares wrote. “The Virginia Parole Board broke the law when they let out murders, rapists, and cop killers early on their sentences without notifying the victims. Loudoun Country Public Schools covered up a sexual assault on school grounds for political gain, leading to an additional assault of a young girl.”
The attorney general is backing the new governor’s promises during his campaign against former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, where Youngkin promised to find justice following the of a 14-year-old male high school student, who identifies as nonbinary.
The student has been found guilty of raping a female student in a school bathroom and the student was transferred to another school and while the case has yet to be tried, he allegedly raped another student and the district has been accused of covering up the crime.
The school’s unwillingness to act resulted in his alleged victim’s parents being arrested at a school board meeting when they showed up to call the school board to task for not keeping their children safe.
“The offending student has been placed on the sex offenders registry for life as part of his sentence,” Fox News reported.
Additionally, the new attorney general notified about 30 staff members that they will no longer be employed by the office of the attorney general, which promoted Senator Louise Lucas tweeted that Miyares fired the “entire” civil rights division, which Miyares’s office tells Fox News is not accurate.
“This is incorrect information,” Miyares spokeswoman Victoria LaCivita said. “There are 12 individuals who work in the Office of Civil Rights – only two personnel changes were made.”