Loudoun County school board’s only conservative member has called for a full investigation into allegations that a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in a school bathroom by a boy who was wearing a skirt.
On Tuesday night John Beatty, a member of the Loudoun County school board, said he ‘absolutely’ supports an investigation into the circumstances of the alleged attack May and subsequent cover-up.
‘What happened is so awful and I feel so bad for the parents of both families that are victims to this, and it’s incredibly important that we have a full investigation into everything that happened,’ said Beatty, speaking on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show.
‘We need to get to the bottom of who didn’t communicate what, and find out where the communication breakdowns were so that this never happens again.
‘Because parents need to worry about their kid getting an education, and not the safety of them in their schools.’
Jess and Scott Smith have claimed that their daughter was raped by a ‘skirt-wearing male student’ in a ‘gender fluid’ school bathroom on May 28 at Stonebridge High School in Leesburg, Virginia.
John Beatty appeared on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show on Tuesday night to lift the lid on the events at the most controversial school board in the US
Beatty told Ingraham that he ‘absolutely’ backs calls for an investigation into events at Stonebridge High School in May
They claim that the school district attempted to cover up the alleged assault, and are suing the county.
The boy allegedly went on to allegedly sexually assault another girl, at a different school, Broad Run High School, on October 6. Broad Run is also part of Loudoun County.
The boy is now in juvenile detention awaiting a court appearance on all charges, which include sexual battery and forcible sodomy.
Loudoun County Superintendent Scott Ziegler played down the threat posed by students in June, weeks after the first alleged attack, and has since issued a groveling apology, amid calls for him to resign.
On June 22, Scott Smith was filmed exploding with anger about the assault at a school board meeting, and was later convicted over the disturbance.
He only revealed the alleged sex attack that had sparked his fury earlier this week.
The county has become the epicenter of the nation’s culture wars, with its attempts to bring in critical race theory to classrooms and allow transgender students to use whichever bathroom they want.
Beatty, who joined the school board two years ago, said his time there had been ‘crazy’.
He said he aimed ‘to be a voice for the parents, standing up for them, for all the things that are going on.’
Beatty continued: ‘They don’t want politics.
‘Unfortunately that’s in there, with the equity committee, critical race theory ideology, all the teaching plans.
‘They encourage teachers to read Ibram Kendi’s book, How To Be An Antiracist – a big proponent of critical race theory. They encourage teachers to use the Southern Poverty Law Center’s learning for justice teaching material.’
Beatty said that the NAACP had tried to get him removed from the school board.
‘They sent emails and pressured the school board because I don’t agree with critical race theory ideology,’ he told Ingraham.
‘I wanted to understand why they were pushing sexually explicit material and why there was such strong support for that from the equity committee.
‘And it is part of this idea – critical theory, gender theory.
‘The idea is that we have to teach these awful ideas to parents and students.’
Beatty said he is now running for Congress in Virginia’s 10th district to try and enact change. The election is in November.
Scott Smith was arrested at a Loudoun County school board meeting on June 22 after his daughter, 15, was allegedly attacked by a boy in a dress
Smith was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after the June 22 meeting. He said he was trying to contain himself after listening to school board staff say they’d never had a report of a sexual assault in a bathroom, when that is what his daughter reported weeks earlier
Scoot (left) and Jess Smith (right) are suing Loudon County under the provisions of Title X after their 15-year-old daughter was allegedly raped by a ‘skirt-wearing male student’ in a ‘gender fluid’ restroom at Stone Bridge High School in Leesburg, Virginia on May 28