Dozens of parents, students, and others are demanding the resignation of a Loudoun County superintendent following outrage over claims of sexual assault. Jon Tigges is detained following a controversial Loudoun County School Board meeting which included discussion of Critical Race Theory, in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S. June 22, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein – RC2Z5O9KQEZ8 Evelyn Hockstein/REUTERS

‘End this nightmare!’: Loudoun County parents demand resignation of superintendent over sexual assault claims

Asher Notheis October 13, 09:46 AM October 13, 09:46 AM

Dozens of parents, students, and others are demanding the resignation of a Loudoun County superintendent following outrage over claims of sexual assault.

Opponents say Superintendent Scott Ziegler should resign for allegedly overseeing cover-ups of two sexual assaults occurring on school grounds that were facilitated by the schools’ transgender policy, according to Fox News.

“This is not China. This is the United States of America, and we will not be silenced,” a mother said at the meeting. “Remove the superintendent immediately and then resign for your negligence and duplicity. End this nightmare!”


LCPS’s approval of Policy 8040 on Aug. 11, which allows students regardless of their gender into all school bathrooms, was a major point of criticism on Tuesday’s meeting, as board members knew about an alleged sexual assault that occurred in May and still approved the measure, the outlet added.

“The 8040 policy was rushed through to a vote without consideration for the safety of all students, simply to satisfy a liberal agenda — a policy that you knew full well would allow our children to be abused inside our schools,” one mother reportedly said at the meeting, adding Ziegler’s “moral compass is busted,” and he and school board administrators are “complicit in these crimes against our children because you did nothing about it.”

The first incident allegedly took place on May 28, when a ninth-grade female was assaulted in the bathroom by a boy wearing a skirt, according to the girl’s father. The boy was charged with two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of anal sodomy, and one count of forcible fellatio, according to the attorney for the girl’s father.

But at a June 22 board meeting, Ziegler declared the boy “simply does not exist,” and the girl’s father, Scott Smith, was arrested when he insisted at the meeting that his daughter’s story was true.

A second incident occurred on Oct. 6, when a 15-year-old male student forced a female student into an empty classroom and inappropriately touched her, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect is being held at the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center, where he has been charged with sexual battery and abduction of a fellow student, the sheriff’s office said.


School board meetings in Loudoun County have been divisive over the past few months. One teacher resigned on Aug. 11 for refusing to teach lessons on critical race theory, saying she felt she “was a cog” in a “machine” that pushed liberal priorities.

LCPS did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner’s request for comment.

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