Virginia’s new Republican Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares announced at a press conference on Thursday his plans to investigate a viral sexual assault cover-up in Loudoun County Public Schools.
NEW – AG-Elect Jason Miyares says he intends to investigate the sexual assault incidents in Loudoun County Public Schools.@nbcwashington https://t.co/uWZuGzHdwm
— Drew Wilder (@DrewWilderTV) November 4, 2021
When asked by a reporter whether he plans to “investigate Loudoun County Public Schools and the recent sexual assaults that have happened there,” Miyares, who beat out his opponent Democrat incumbent Mark Herring, did not offer any details on when or how the investigation would be conducted but confirmed his intent to begin an inquiry.
Miyares’s promise comes on the heels of weeks of chaos after a series of reports from The Daily Wire showed that members of the Loudoun County School Board and Superintendent Scott Ziegler publicly denied in June that there had ever been any sexual assault by students in school bathrooms in the district, even though multiple assaults by the same “gender fluid” assailant were reported in two different Loudoun County high schools in May and October.
“To my knowledge, we don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms,” Ziegler said in the June 22 meeting.
A Virginia judge found the teenage male, who was allegedly wearing a skirt when he entered a girls’ bathroom at Stone Bridge High School in May and was then involved in a similar incident at Broad Run High School in early October, guilty of sexual assault last month.
LCPS’s track record on handling the sexual assaults in the district has prompted parental outrage that fueled not only GOP victories on Election Day but also local political action. The Virginia grassroots group Fight For Schools reported on Thursday that it has 125 percent of the signatures it needs to oust the Loudoun County School Board members who are responsible for some of the district’s recent malfeasance.
New: As of election day, @fightforschools has 125% of the signatures needed to remove the four remaining LCPSS SB members facing a removal effort (Sheridan, Serotkin, Reaser and Corbo). Filing decisions will be made soon.
— Hayley Milon Bour (@HayleyMilon) November 4, 2021