By Kendall Tietz
- The Loudoun County Public Schools superintendent complained to the local sheriff’s office over its rejection of “extraordinary” security requests for August school board meetings, documents obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation show.
- The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) also disagreed with the fact that residents weren’t allowed to speak at the June 22 school board meeting and said the school board was being dismissive of people it didn’t agree with.
- LCSO said it did an investigation into an “anti-racist” social media group in which LCPS board members participated and said the school board was “firing people up and calling LCSO to clean it up.”
The Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) superintendent complained to the local sheriff’s office over its rejection of “extraordinary” security requests for August school board meetings, documents obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation show.
Superintendent Scott Ziegler requested officer personnel, a K-9 sweep and undercover presence from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), which was rejected, according to documents obtained by the Fight for School PAC through public records requests.
The LCSO also disagreed with the decision not to allow residents to speak at a June 22 school board meeting and said the LCPS school board was being dismissive of people with whom it didn’t agree.
The father of a sexual assault victim, Scott Smith, was arrested for “unlawful assembly” at the June 22 school board meeting when he tried to speak out against the passage of a district policy that allows students to use bathrooms of the gender with which they identify.
Smith’s ninth-grade daughter was sexually assaulted by a boy wearing a skirt who entered a girls’ bathroom at Stone Bridge High School on May 28.
On Aug. 6, the local sheriff’s office said it “would not be supporting LCPS for the meeting” on August 10 or 11, according to notes outlined in a letter to Ziegler from LCPS chief operations officer, Kevin L. Lewis, who spoke with Sheriff Mike Chapman.
Chapman defended LCSO’s decision not to provide support because the school board “unilaterally” decided to limit public comment, hire a security firm with a metal detector and put a security plan in place without LCSO’s consultation.