Father arrested at school board event says they tried covering up his daughter’s rape by man in girl’s bathroom

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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.”

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Silencing dissent: The nation’s school boards have declared war on parents, calling them ‘an immediate threat’

(Originally published October 6th, 2021)

WASHINGTON, DC –  The National School Boards Association is asking for assistance from federal law enforcement to protect teachers and community members from the “immediate threat” of parents, stating that schools across the nation are facing threats of violence over mask mandates and Critical Race Theory.

In a letter sent Thursday to President Biden,  the National School Boards Association (NSBA) said school board members, officials and students across the nation are facing an increased amount of malice, violence and threats that amount to “a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes.”

The six-page letter sent by NSBA and signed by Viola Garcia and Chip Slaven, the group’s president and interim executive director, said:

“America’s public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat. The National School Boards Association (NSBA) respectfully asks for federal law enforcement and other assistance to deal with the growing number of threats of violence and acts of intimidation occurring across the nation.

“The National School Boards Association respectfully asks for federal law enforcement and other assistance to deal with the growing number of threats of violence and acts of intimidation occurring across the nation.”

The Association said schools across the nation struggling to cope with the pandemic recovery have been targeted by threats and attacks because of mandates requiring children to wear masks and arguments over Critical Race Theory (CRT).

CRT is an academic framework centered on the idea that racism is systemic, and not just demonstrated by individual people with prejudices.

The theory holds that racial inequality is woven into legal systems and negatively affects people of color in their schools, doctors’ offices, the criminal justice system and countless other parts of life, as defined by The Washington Post.

In the letter, the NSBA wrote:

“NSBA believes immediate assistance is required to protect our students, school board members, and educators who are susceptible to acts of violence affecting interstate commerce because of threats to their districts, families, and personal safety.

As our school boards continue coronavirus recovery operations within their respective districts, they are also persevering against other challenges that could impede this progress in a number of communities.

“Coupled with attacks against school board members and educators for approving policies for masks to protect the health and safety of students and school employees, many public school officials are also facing physical threats because of propaganda  purporting the false inclusion of critical race theory within classroom instruction and curricula.

This propaganda continues despite the fact that critical race theory is not taught in public schools and remains a complex law school and graduate school subject well beyond the scope of a K-12 class.”

The claim that CRT is only taught in advanced college settings is misleading. The United States Conference of Mayors adopted a resolution during its annual convention last month that pledged to support CRT teaching in K-12 schools. The resolution stated:

“NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the nation’s mayors support the implementation of CRT in the public education curriculum to help engage our youth in programming that reflects an accurate, complete account of BIPOC history.”

The NSBA also thanks President Biden for his “leadership to end the proliferation of COVID-19 in our communities and our school districts,” while requesting federal law enforcement to protect school officials who enact the policies of the administration from parents involving opposition to the mandates and policies:

“Now, we ask that the federal government investigate, intercept, and prevent the current threats and acts of violence against our public school officials through existing statutes, executive authority, interagency and intergovernmental task forces, and other extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of our children and educators, to protect interstate commerce, and to preserve public school infrastructure and campuses.”

The Association is asking for federal protection as they try to enforce mask mandates, which have been a flashpoint at school board meetings.

In addition, parents and community members have flooded school board meetings across the country expressing anger and resentment over CRT being included in K-12 school curriculum. In the letter, the NSBA cited several incidents across the nation regarding mailed threats and threats on social media.

On behalf of 90,000 school board members in the United States who govern 14,000 public school districts across the nation, the NSBA said it is requesting the U.S. Justice and Homeland Security departments, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Secret Service, to track and investigate risks to students, educators, board members and campuses:

“NSBA specifically solicits the expertise and resources of the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service, and its National Threat Assessment Center regarding the level of risk to public schoolchildren, educators, board members, and facilities/campuses.”

The NSBA also asked President Biden to issue an executive order  to protect school officials and school board members from parents:

“NSBA requests that such review examine appropriate enforceable actions against these crimes and acts of violence under the Gun-Free School Zones Act, the PATRIOT Act in regards to domestic terrorism, the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the Violent Interference with Federally Protected Rights statute, the Conspiracy Against Rights statute, an Executive Order to enforce all applicable federal laws for the protection of students and public school district personnel, and any related measure.

“As the threats grow and news of extremist hate organizations showing up at school board meetings is being reported, this is a critical time for a proactive approach to deal with this difficult issue.”

When asked about the letter during a White House press conference on Thursday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki said the administration takes school security seriously, but local law enforcement is already protecting schools:

“Obviously, there are going to be different law enforcement authorities that will be related to each community and — where this is happening, so we’d certainly refer you to them about any specific threats. And we’d encourage individuals to report any threats they face to local and state law enforcement agencies. And we’re continuing to explore what more can be done from across the administration.

“But again, a lot of this will be local law enforcement and how they can help ensure these school board members feel protected.”

However, the U.S. Attorney General issued a memorandum on Monday targeting dissent aimed at school boards by parents and other community members. In the startling memorandum, Attorney General Merrick Garland ordered:

“In recent months, there has been a disturbing spoke in harassment. intimidation, and threats of violence against school administrators, board members, teachers, and staff who participate in the vital work of running our nation’s public schools… Threats against public servants are not only illegal, they run counter to our nation’s core values…

“The Department takes these incidents seriously and is committed to using its authority and resources to discourage these threats, identify them when they occur, and prosecute them when appropriate.”

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