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School Accused Of Covering Up Rape In School Bathroom, Leading To Calls For Victim’s Father To Be Labeled ‘Domestic Terrorist’

Loudoun County, VA – The father of a ninth-grade girl who was allegedly raped in the bathroom of her school by a gender-fluid boy wearing a skirt should be treated as a domestic terrorist for storming into a school board meeting and demanding they take responsibility for the alleged assault, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) declared in a letter to the White House.

Scott Smith, 48, has accused Loudon County Public Schools (LCPS) and Stone Bridge High School officials of attempting to cover up the alleged May 28 rape of his daughter in order to advance the transgender rights policy it was pushing at the time, FOX News reported.

The school board ultimately passed the new policy in August.

Smith spoke out about the attack on his daughter during an interview with The Daily Wire on Monday.

He said a 15-year-old boy in a skirt entered the bathroom at Stone Bridge High School on May 28 and raped her.

The school district later said it contacted the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) the same day, within “minutes of receiving the initial report,” FOX News reported.

But according to Smith, school officials initially told him the day of the attack that they would be handling the matter in-house and only called the police after he became irate in the main office of the school over how the matter was being handled.

The reason school officials called the sheriff’s office was because he was creating a scene, not because of the attack on his daughter, Smith said.

The school sent out an email to parents later that day explaining there had been an “incident” at the front office that resulted in LCSO deputies responding, The Daily Wire reported.

The notification didn’t mention the alleged rape and assured parents there was “no threat” to any students’ safety.

Smith’s attorney, Elizabeth Lancaster, said the alleged rapist was subsequently charged with two counts of forcible sodomy, one count of forcible fellatio, and one count of anal sodomy, according to The Daily Wire.

Because the suspect is a juvenile, the record is sealed.

“We can confirm a May 28, 2021 case that involved a thorough 2-month-long investigation that was conducted to determine the facts of the case prior to arrest,” the LCSO previously told FOX News. “This case is still pending court proceedings. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is not able to provide any documents that pertain to a pending case.”

Despite the fact that school officials said they reported the alleged rape to law enforcement on May 28, the (LCPS) school board denied having any knowledge about the incident when Smith confronted them during a June 22 public board meeting, FOX News reported.

“We don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms,” LCPS Superintendent Scott Ziegler declared during the meeting.

A local activist then accused Smith’s daughter of lying about the alleged attack, at which point Smith flew into a rage, FOX News reported.

He ended up being tackled to the ground by deputies and dragged outside, according to the New York Post.

Smith was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct and was sentenced to 10 days suspended on Aug. 10.

He is appealing the conviction and is scheduled to go to court again in March of 2022, the New York Post reported.

One day after his conviction, the school board passed the transgender rights policy, according to FOX News.

They had already banned Smith from coming to the school board building by that time.

The NSBA sent a letter to the White House on Sept. 29 declaring Smith’s “heinous actions” were “equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism and hate crimes,” the New York Post reported.

Smith’s case was just one of many examples the NSBA included in the letter.

The group alleged the incidents were evidence that “America’s public schools and its education leaders are under an immediate threat” from a “growing number of threats of violence and acts of intimidation occurring across the nation,” according to the New York Post.

“Immediate assistance is required,” the NSBA implored. “NSBA specifically solicits the expertise and resources of the US Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), US Department of Homeland Security, US Secret Service, and its National Threat Assessment Center.”

The teen accused of raping Smith’s daughter allegedly struck again at another school in the district on Oct. 6, according to FOX News.

The second incident, which occurred at Broad Run High School, involved allegations the teen forced another student “into an empty classroom where he held her against her will and inappropriately touched her,” the LCSO said in a press release.

The victim immediately reported the assault to a LCSO school resource officer.

The suspect was arrested on abduction and sexual battery charges, according to the sheriff’s office.

An unnamed government official confirmed the suspect accused of attacking the girl at Broad Run High School was the same suspect accused of attacking Smith’s daughter, The Daily Wire reported.

Lancaster also said the cases involved the same male suspect, according to FOX News.

The LCSO has confirmed the same suspect is tied to both incidents, WJLA reported.

Smith said his family was led to believe the suspect wouldn’t be allowed in school until after the case was adjudicated.

“We were under the impression from the prosecutor that this sexual predator was being held on in-house arrest with an ankle monitor and would not return to school until these court sessions were done,” he told FOX News. “You are innocent until you are proven guilty – I understand that. But we have to protect everyone at the same time.”

Smith said everyone told him the best way to get justice for his daughter was to stay quiet and let the case proceed through the court system, but that he couldn’t stay in the background after he learned the suspect had allegedly attacked another girl.

“I was told by everyone, my attorneys, the prosecuting attorney, friends of the family, people I don’t even know, that if I wanted justice for my daughter, I needed to keep my mouth quiet and not speak out because in order to get justice for my daughter, which is the most important thing to me, of course, was to not come out and let justice prevail,” he said.

“It was my decision not to speak out,” he added. “Nobody muzzled me.”

After learning of the new victim, he opted for another approach.

“I basically said that’s it. I won’t stay quiet anymore,” Smith told FOX News.

“It has been so hard to keep my mouth shut and wait this out,” he said during the interview with The Daily Wire. “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.”

Citizens should be terrified that the Justice Department is turning its focus on upset parents who attend school board meetings, he said.

“That’s really scary that our government will weaponize themselves against parents and using my video across the nation to spread fear,” Smith told FOX News. “That’s wrong. I am not a bully. I am not a racist.”

LCPS released a statement Wednesday claiming it followed legal protocols since the alleged rape on May 28 was reported.

“Loudoun County Public Schools is aware of the media and social media reports concerning alleged sexual assaults at two of our high school campuses,” the school district said, according to FOX News.

“While LCPS takes student privacy seriously and cannot reveal details concerning the actions of any specific student, we do want to clarify our investigative process,” the statement read. “Principals are legally required to report to the local law enforcement agency any act, including sexual assault, that may constitute a felony offense…That process was followed with respect to these allegations.”

LCPS noted it is barred from disciplining students “without following the Title IX grievance process, which includes investigating complaints of sexual harassment and sexual assault.”

“LCPS does impose interim measures to protect the safety of students involved in the original incident, deter retaliation, and preserve the integrity of the investigation and resolution process,” the district added. “LCPS has complied and continues to comply with its obligations under Title IX.”

The statement was released one day after outraged parents attended a Tuesday night school board meeting and demanded Ziegler’s resignation, FOX News reported.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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