Boston Mayor-elect Wu holds firm against police in schools even after a principal was brutally assaulted

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BOSTON, MA- A brutal assault on a Boston Public Schools principal hasn’t changed Mayor-elect Michelle Wu’s (D) mind about not wanting police in schools.

On Thursday, November 4th, Wu spoke to reporters regarding the alleged attack that a student carried out on Patricia Lampron, principal at Henderson K-12 Inclusion School in Dorchester, which left her unconscious for four minutes. 

Wu told reporters that the incident was “an incredibly horrific, tragic situation” and that she was reaching out to “all parties involved.” On Tuesday, November 2nd, Wu was elected Mayor of Boston. When discussing the previous day’s assault, she said:

“It points to the need for us to really be investing in our young people, in our school systems, in the support that are necessary.”

She added:

“All throughout the system we need, particularly in this moment coming out of the pandemic when there’s been such stress, anxiety, trauma on our families, to be putting more resources into social and emotional supports, into the wraparound services that our schools should be providing.”

Wu was asked to elaborate if that means there should be a police presence in the public school system, to which she replied, “No.” Under Wu’s public safety policy priorities listed on her official campaign website, the policy priority states:

“We also need to elevate youth voices and let young people lead the way in reimagining public safety in their own communities.”

The policy priority added:

“That starts with meeting youth demands to remove police from Boston Public Schools and ensuring all students have access to trauma services, counselors, and other wrap-around services.”

Reportedly, months back Wu released campaign plans, which were critical of safety measures at Boston Public Schools. The plans read:

“Metal detectors have been found to negatively impact students’ sense of safety at school, while school resource officers (SROs) disproportionately criminalize Black and Latinx students, perpetuating the school-to-prison pipeline.

We must immediately move to dismantle these punitive measures and reinvest in restorative justice practices employed by trusted, adult school community members.”

The assault on the principal happened on Wednesday, November 3rd, and reportedly came from a teenage student who police said repeatedly punched the administrator in the head, pulled her hair and left her unconscious on the ground as SROs restrained the violent student.

A staffer at the school reportedly informed the officer that Lampron had approached the 16-year-old girl and told her to leave the campus, as the school day had ended. The student allegedly told the principal, “stop following me.”

The staffer informed police that the girl started “throwing closed fisted strikes” at the principal’s head. Lampron dropped to the ground before two SROs apprehended the student. Lampron was completely knocked out for at least four minutes.

The principal was taken to the hospital and the student is now facing multiple counts of assault and battery. Suffolk County District Attorney Rachel Rollins intends to prosecute the student. Rollins said:

“This frightening attack comes amid a rise in violence and aggression against educators and school employees. We have heard the stories of violence and threats against educators as they work to provide safe and healthy schools for children to learn and thrive.”

As for the rest of the incoming mayor’s plans listed under the “public safety” portion of her campaign website, she stresses the need for “dismantling racism in policing” and “rebuilding the culture and structure of the Boston Police Department.”

Though Wu’s largely avoided the rhetoric of “defunding the police,” during the 2020 budget cycle she did call for a 10 percent cut in funding for the department. Her campaign wrote:

“It’s time to re-evaluate our City’s responses to trauma and allocation of resources.”

Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers. 

And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

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Sheriff blasts Loudoun County school board for demanding 65 officers to protect them from angry parents

October 31st, 2021

LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA- Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman apparently has had enough with that county’s school board, internal documents obtained by Fox News show.

The documents indicated growing frustration of the Loudoun County sheriff’s office toward the school board, and included a complaint the school board should not have cut parents comments off at a contentious June 22 meeting.

In addition, the superintendent of the Loudoun County Schools made what were described as “extraordinary” security requests of the law enforcement agency, including explosive sweeps and undercover officers for future school board meetings, which were summarily rejected.

The documents were obtained by public records requests by Fight for schools PAC, which has been opposing the school district’s radical agenda.

In an email dated Aug. 6, Superintendent Scott Ziegler asked the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) for multiple deputies from the agency, a “five-person Quick Reaction Force (QRF),” undercover deputies to be stationed at the administrative building, a special ops team on standby and numerous other provisions.

 

Loudoun letter by Fox News

In response, Chapman responded to Ziegler, arguing his requests were remarkable since the school board had already set up several security measures of its own. Those included 10 armed security personnel and magnetometers for people entering the building.

According to Chapman’s response, he told Ziegler his request was “extraordinary and would likely constitute LCSO’s commitment of a minimum of approximately 65 sworn deputies.”

Chapman also called Ziegler out for failing to provide “any justification for such a manpower intensive request.” [emphasis in original]

Chapman told Fox the words “extraordinary” and “any justification” were purposefully put in bold text for emphasis. Fox reached out to Ziegler for comment, however he didn’t respond.

In an email response to Chapman, Ziegler claimed he was “surprised” by Chapman’s “reaction to our request as it mirrors the resources and support that LCSO provided on June 22.”

He added: “I agree with you that LCSO is the expert on public safety and law enforcement, so the request and deployment of LCSO resources mirrored those of June 22—a plan developed by LCSO.”

That June 22 meeting was where a parent, Scott Smith attempted to address the school board about the rape of his daughter in a girl’s room at a Loudoun County high school.

The assault was committed by a boy dressed in a skirt, taking advantage of the district’s policy allowing students to use the restroom of the sex they identified as.”

Smith was subsequently arrested when he was accosted by a “trans” activist who accused him of lying, and when he attempted to continue addressing the board. Smith’s complaints became even more egregious when it was found that Ziegler and the school board attempted to cover up the sexual assault.

Moreover, the same male suspect was transferred to another high school, where he sexually assaulted another female student.

After Chapman refused Ziegler’s request for what amounted to an army of sheriff’s officer personnel at the August 10 meeting, it went off without any issues, however the board only permitted ten members of the public at a time inside the meeting to speak.

Sheriff’s Department spokesman Kevin Lewis followed up with Ziegler after Chapman’s letter, telling him there would be no uniformed officers inside or outside the building, however, would be nearby in the event they were needed.

Lewis stated Chapman felt a significant law enforcement presence was not warranted. He also commented that Chapman lay blame on the school board for unilaterally deciding that parents at the June meeting from speaking.

He also said installation of a metal detector was “provocative” and also criticized the board for developing a security plan for the Aug. 10 meeting without seeking input ahead of time from the sheriff’s department.

Finally, Chapman slammed some members of the school board, noting six of nine members had inflamed tensions by “creating anti-racist groups on social media.”

Lewis also said the sheriff’s office was painted as “the muscle for [the] school board and work at the school board’s direction.”

“After June 22, LCSO and Sheriff Chapman received national criticism for being ‘[the] bad guy’ at the meeting and being blamed for what took place,” noting some of the criticism included death threats.

Lewis said that the sheriff had received the brunt of criticism after Smith’s arrest and the superintendent and school board bore none of the blame over the incident.

 Lewis said Chapman accused the school board of “firing people up and calling LCSO to clean it up.”

Loudoun County has become the epicenter for two issues confronting school systems not only in Virginia but throughout the country—critical race theory and radical sexual identity ideology, according to the Daily Mail.

The issue has thrust parent’s rights over their children’s education into the race for Virginia governor, with Democrat  Terry McAuliffe taking the side of school boards and educators, claiming parents have “no right” to have input into their children’s education.

Meanwhile Republican Glenn Youngkin has launched into the lead in the governor’s race according to the latest polls, with independents and even some Democrats jumping behind him, polls suggest.

Were Youngkin to beat McAuliffe, it would be considered an upset in a state which used to be dead red, but which has turned blue.

A win for Youngkin would also be seen as a rebuke to the Biden administration, which has gone far left despite running as a moderate. It would also be a sharp rebuke to the far left neo-Marxists who occupy the Loudoun County school board.

Stay tuned. 

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In case you missed it, here is a story about the sexual assault, where the suspect was convicted. 

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LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA- Perhaps Barack Obama should read the following, since he claimed in Virginia this past weekend that stories such as this are made up by Republicans to push a narrative.

A teenage boy accused of sexually assaulting a ninth-grade girl in a Loudoun County, Virginia high school restroom has been found guilty on all charges, the Washington Examiner reports.

The case involves a ninth-grade female who was assaulted in the restroom at Stone Bridge High School by a male wearing a skirt who apparently “identified” as a female…or that’s what he claimed.

While the juvenile court judge found there was enough evidence to convict the male teenager, now 15, he will hold off on sentencing until the male is tried for another sexual assault at a different high school.

 

“We are relieved that justice was served today for the Smith’s daughter,” said Bill Stanley of the Stanley Law Group, who represented the victim in a statement. “This horrible incident has deeply affected the Smith family, and they are grateful for today’s outcome.”

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department, the teen boy was charged with two counts of forcible sodomy.

According to a statement from the Sheriff’s Department, a school resource officer was notified of the possible sexual assault on May 28. They said following a “thorough” investigation by its Special Victims Unit over a several week period, the male, then 14 was arrested on July 8.

“Following the arrest on July 8, 2021, the judicial process was turned over to the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office to determine bail, or in the case of a juvenile, the continuance of detention or other legal restrictions set forth as part of court proceedings in the Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court,” the statement read.

“As stated in both the current and former Memorandum of Understanding between the LCSO and Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), the Loudoun Sheriff’s Office is not involved in school discipline (nor the placement of students). Nevertheless, the LCSO works closely with school officials throughout all criminal investigations,” the sheriffs office added.

The case gained national attention after the victim’s father, Scott Smith was arrested at a school board meeting after he got into an altercation with a woman who accused Smith’s daughter of making up the story, claiming that she was not in fact raped.

 

 

At the meeting, the superintendent of Loudoun County schools defended the system’s transgender bathroom policy. Smith was later found guilty of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after he was basically beaten up by Loudoun County sheriffs for defending his daughter and questioning the school board.

The sexual assault against Smith’s daughter was reported on May 28, at which time the school said they would manage it internally. Smith contacted police, however on Oct. 6, the same teenage boy was charged with another sexual assault at a different high school under the exact same circumstances.

Thankfully the Smith’s are suing the school district, which basically tried to cover up the incidents.

That incident occurred on Oct. 6 at Broad Run High School when the same male, now 15, forced a female into an empty classroom, held her there against her will, and inappropriately touched her. The incident let to an “immediate” arrest and charges of sexual battery and abduction levied against the male.

“The Smith family stands stronger than ever in moving forward to ensure that those responsible in the Loudoun County School system are held accountable, so that this may never happen again to anyone else’s child,” Stanley said.

The case has become a primary focus for a conversation over parental rights in their child’s education, looking at matters such as transgender bathrooms and sports, and on to forced mask-wearing and critical race theory.

Despite denials from both the school board and superintendent about being aware of the initial sexual assault, newly disclosed emails indicate that was a lie.

The Examiner further reported that an email sent by the superintendent to school board members alerted them to an alleged sexual assault on school grounds, which contradicted what he later said in public statements that there was no record of such an incident.

Scott Ziegler, the superintendent now claims his public statements were a result of “misinterpreting a question,” said in a May 28 email that the Sheriff’s office was investigating an alleged sexual assault at Stone Bridge High School.

“The purpose of this email is to provide you with information regarding an incident that occurred at Stone Bridge HS,” Ziegler said in the email, obtained by WTOP News. “This afternoon a female student alleged that a male student sexually assaulted her in the restroom. The LCSO is investigating the matter.”

However a month later…June 22…during a contentious school board meeting where claims of a female student being raped by another student in a girl’s restroom, Ziegler said, “We don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms.”

On Oct 12, enraged parents called for Ziegler’s resignation at a meeting of the school board, where he was accused of overseeing cover-ups of two sexual assaults occurring on school grounds.

Three days later, Ziegler issued an apology for the school system’s reaction to the recent sexual assaults on school grounds, claiming that members of the school board “acknowledge and share your pain.”

One member of the school board, John Beatty called the disclosure of Ziegler’s May 28 email as a reason to initiate an investigation, while at the same time saying he personally did not recall getting the email from Ziegler.

He called Ziegler’s response on June 22 “extremely concerning” during an interview on WMAL.

 

“I’m always trying to give people the benefit of the doubt, so I think it’s important that we get all the facts just so we can have justice for the students and for the employees and not make any rash decisions,” Beatty said. “But it is incredibly concerning to hear that and now everything else is coming to light.”

In issuing his apology, Ziegler said he thought the question was specifically about transgender students.

“I regret that my comments were misleading and I apologize for the distress there that caused families,” he said. “I should have asked board member [Beth] Barts clarifying questions to get to the root of her question rather than assuming what she meant. I will do better in the future.”

There is now an investigation into the discrepancies in the LCPS reports being conducted by the Virginia Department of Education.

“During the past week, Loudoun County Public Schools has received a number of questions from community members regarding if, and when, the School Board was made aware of the alleged sexual assault that occurred on May 28 at Stone Bridge High School,” LCPS said in a statement as reported by ABC 7.

“Board members are regularly informed about major incidents that happen in our schools. In this case, the superintendent sent an email message to the board on Friday, May 28, 2021,” the statement added. “…In the message, board members were informed in a general fashion that an alleged incident took place and that the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office was conducting an investigation of the incident.

“As LCPS has stated, the School Board was not provided specific details or the names of those involved, and were advised by Dr. Ziegler that they would not receive updates regarding this matter, as it was being investigated by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. The school board has not been provided any specific information regarding this matter from LCPS staff prior to the June 22, 2021, meeting or at any point thereafter until the recent news reports were published.”

For more on the corrupt district attorney who tried to throw the book at the father of the sexual assault victim, we invite you to:

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LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA- Color us shocked…not really. It turns out the Loudoun County prosecutor who targeted a father literally beaten by police arresting him for attempting to speak out at a school board meeting, has ties not only to far-left scumbag George Soros but also to the feckless Terry McAuliffe, candidate for governor of Virginia.

Buta Biberaj, prosecutor in Loudoun County attempted to throw the book at Scott Smith, shows teenage daughter was sexually assaulted in a restroom by a so-called “transgender female,” aka a boy in a Loudoun County school. That district has been ground zero for out-of-control school boards attempting to indoctrinate children in critical race theory and sexual deviance.

Smith was arrested on June 22 as he tried to speak at a Loudoun County school board meeting which the gutless board chairman declared as an “unlawful assembly” when parents complained about the district’s school teaching transgender ideology to their children, telling them that biological sex is able to be replaced by “gender ideology,” according to Breitbart News.

According to the Daily Wire, Smith’s attorney, Elizabeth Lancaster said a biological male, apparently a confused lad, often wears a skirt to school and was charged with two counts of forcible sodomy—one count of anal sodomy and one count of forcible fellatio—related to an incident that occurred at Stone Bridge High School on May 28.

Fox News reported on Biberaj’s ties to Soros:

Biiberaj was one of several Soros-backed prosecutors elected in Northern Virginia after her campaign received more than $860,000 from Soros’ Justice and Public Safety PAC. She is a criminal reform advocate and member of a group of the commonwealth’s attorneys called Virginia Progressive Prosecutors for Justice, which calls for eliminating mandatory minimum sentences and cash bail.

Biiberaj is also a close ally with McAuliffe, who reportedly accepted a $250,000 contribution from Soros for his campaign in August. Biberaj, who has praised McAuliffe ad being “part of the progress” that Virginia needs, joined the former Democratic governor as recently as Oct. 2 at a campaign event in Leesburg.

Meanwhile, Smith’s attorney has announced plans to sue the school district over its handling of the case and his own arrest at the school board meeting. He was sentenced in that case to 10 days in jail, all suspended, contingent on a year of good behavior.

The irony of Biberaj’s harsh treatment of Smith wasn’t lost on Lancaster, especially given the fact she is allegedly a champion of sentencing reform.

“The idea that they would actually be seeking jail time, I’d guess in my 15 years the number of times I’ve seen that happen would be zero,” Lancaster said. “The idea that this is a person who we need to put in a cage was astounding to me given the social justice reform she was pushing. I was blown away.”

McAuliffe, embroiled in an unexpectedly tight race with Republican Glenn Youngkin previously touted Biberaj as a “champion” for criminal justice reform. McAuliffe, who served as Virginia’s governor from 2013-2017 is hoping for a second term. Term limits in the commonwealth prohibit consecutive terms. In 2019, McAuliffe actively fundraised and campaigned for Biberaj.

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For more on the arrest of Scott Smith, we invite you to read our prior report on this incident, in case you missed it:

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LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA – The man whose videoed arrest went viral this past June during a school board meeting in Loudoun County says that the school district tried to cover up his daughter’s rape that happened inside of a school bathroom and was allegedly perpetrated by a male student wearing a skirt.

According to the father, the school district attempted to cover up his daughter’s rape in order to further the trans agenda that in part pushes to allow biological men into women’s restrooms.

During the Loudoun County School Board meeting on June 22nd, Scott Smith found himself in a heated exchange with another individual during the meeting that led to him being arrested and later convicted of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Video from the incident of course went viral and was weaponized as propaganda tool by far-left circles and media outlets as a means to further the narrative that parents attending school board meetings are a sort of active threat to school officials.

Smith’s arrest was even cited in the National School Boards Association’s late-September letter calling for the Department of Justice to intervene in “these heinous actions” that the NSBA said is “equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”

But there’s more to the story regarding Smith’s June 22nd arrest, particularly why he was present during the school board meeting and why he became so incensed with another attendee present.

While speaking with The Daily Wire, Smith said his conduct during the school board meeting stemmed from his ninth-grade daughter’s rape that happened in May at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn. Smith said that a male student wearing a skirt entered the women’s restroom at the school and raped his daughter on May 28th.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office also confirmed that there was a 2-month investigation regarding a reported sexual assault at Stone Bridge High School on May 28th, where the cited offenses were forcible sodomy and sexual battery, with the suspect being arrested following that 2-month investigation.

However, an arrest had yet to take place at the time of the June school board meeting – but a report was filed with the sheriff’s office and the investigation was obviously underway.

Minutes before Smith’s June 22nd arrest, Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler proclaimed during the meeting that “the predator transgender student or person simply does not exist” and that “we don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms.”

Knowing that his daughter was sexually assaulted, Smith became reasonably outraged over hearing the LCPS Superintendent make such an arrogant dismissal over his concerns about safety within the schools.

This then led to an interaction with a progressive activist seen in the video depicting Smith’s arrest, where the woman allegedly told Smith that she didn’t believe his daughter was raped.

Smith’s attorney, Elizabeth Lancaster, said that had Smith been afforded an opportunity to explain his daughter’s assault, then reasonable people would’ve been “mortified”:

“If someone would have sat and listened for 30 seconds to what Scott had to say, they would have been mortified and heartbroken.”

According to a press release from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, a 15-year-old high school student was arrested for sexual battery and abduction of a female student in early October:

“A teenager from Ashburn has been charged with sexual battery and abduction of a fellow student at Broad Run High School. The investigation determined on the afternoon of October 6, the 15-year-old suspect forced the victim into an empty classroom where he held her against her will and inappropriately touched her.”

According to The Daily Wire’s report, a government official and Smith’s attorney confirmed that the 15-year-old student arrested for the October Broad Run High School sexual assault is the same student who was arrested in Smith’s daughter’s case.

On August 11th, nearly two months after Smith’s arrest, the LCPS school board voted to approve transgender appeasements such as requiring teachers to use students’ approved pronouns and also modify bathroom policies.

However, before the vote was held in August, Smith received a letter informing him that he was banned from entering the school board building.

Smith’s wife, Jess, said that prosecutors have postponed their daughter’s alleged attacker’s case to October 25th in order to handle both of his pending cases at the same time. Speaking to The Daily Wire, Smith expressed his frustrations over having to remain silent for so long on this matter:

“It has been so hard to keep my mouth shut and wait this out. It has been the most powerless thing I’ve ever been through. I don’t care if he’s homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, transsexual. He’s a sexual predator.”


Editor note: In 2020, we saw a nationwide push to “defund the police”.  While we all stood here shaking our heads wondering if these people were serious… they cut billions of dollars in funding for police officers.  And as a result, crime has skyrocketed – all while the same politicians who said “you don’t need guns, the government will protect you” continued their attacks on both our police officers and our Second Amendment rights.

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