To keep our perspective on this

Finally, a non-Fox-adjacent source: Newsweek:

Several parents have demanded that Loudoun County school board’s superintendent resign over allegations that the school district covered up two sexual assaults alleged to have occurred on school grounds.

In an interview with The Daily Wire, Scott Smith—a father who was arrested at a previous Loudoun County School Board meeting on June 22 after a debate over a draft policy on transgender and nonbinary students’ rights escalated— alleged that his daughter was sexually assaulted at Stone Bridge High School by a student allegedly dressed with a skirt on May 28.

During the June 22 meeting in which Smith was arrested after being dragged out, superintendent Scott Ziegler dismissed any concerns about assaults on school grounds allegedly committed by transgender students.

That’s not necessarily what the allegation is. The point is not that the alleged rapist is trans, the point is that a policy that allows male people to use the toilets meant for female people is a gift to rapists. The point is that the female people who need those segregated toilets don’t know who is trans and who isn’t, and that they shouldn’t have to risk it or worry about it.

“To my knowledge, we don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms,” he said.

Which was a big honking lie.

“I think it’s important to keep our perspective on this, we’ve heard it several times tonight from our public speakers, but the predator transgender student or person simply does not exist.”

Again: not the point. The predator student doesn’t need to be trans, the problem is the freedom to bounce into the girls toilets because skirt.

Five months later, another alleged sexual assault by the same teenager took place at Broad Run High School in October.

During Tuesday’s meeting, a number of parents expressed their concerns over the alleged assaults while calling for superintendent Scott Ziegler to stand down.

“How do you expect parents across this county to drop off their kids and entrust you all to keep them safe when you’ve shown on more than one occasion you are not up for the job,” Monica Sadeghi said, via 7News On Your Side.

“When the Catholic Church passed predator priest from parish to parish the walls came eventually crashing down on them. And they were finally held accountable for the abuse. When is doctor Ziegler and this board going to be held accountable?” added Theresa Lieberman.

It’s the Catholic church all over again.

Smith told The Daily Wire that the suspect raped his daughter in the girl’s bathroom at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn.

He alleges the student took advantage of the school’s Policy 8040, which was passed in August to allow students to use their name and gender pronouns, and permit “gender-expansive and transgender students” to use school facilities such as locker rooms and bathrooms that correspond to their “consistently asserted gender identity.”

That can’t be right. The (alleged) Stone Bridge rape happened in May, which is before August, when the school’s policy was passed. The student can’t have taken advantage of a policy passed in August to commit a rape in May. It’s part of the horror of this story that the school board passed the policy after the rape. Months after it.

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