“Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Us?”: Angry Loudoun County Students Stage Walk Outs Over Sexual Assaults in Their Schools
Every student that participated in today’s walkouts should take their activism directly to the next school board meeting and demand answers and mass resignations.
Students in Loudoun County have had enough. They’ve endured lockdowns, distance learning, all-day masking, and attempts to teach them a radicalized curriculum, all while their county’s partisan and inept school board declared war on their parents and failed to keep schools safe.
What finally moved the students to action, though, was the revelation that one of their own — and possibly two — was sexually assaulted inside a school, the very place kids should feel safe and secure. To make matters worse, the superintendent, Scott Ziegler, failed to inform parents and students that attacks had taken place, thus jeopardizing every student in the county.
Today, hundreds of Loudoun County students walked out of their classrooms, protesting the treatment of the victims, the victims’ families, and the student bodies of every high school, who were kept in the dark about the danger looming in their schools.
Listen to students at Broad Run High School shouting opinions on 2 sex assaults inside 2 different schools by the same student. One in May & the 2nd in October according to Loudoun County investigators. One student shouts “Why didn’t anybody tell us.” @7NewsDC #7NewsITeam pic.twitter.com/n8gV4CgSL9
— Scott Taylor 7 News I-Team (@ScottTaylorTV) October 26, 2021
The footage above is from Broad Run High School in Ashburn, VA, where an alleged sexual assault took place earlier this month. Irate students can be heard shouting, “Loudoun County protects rapists!” and, “Why didn’t anybody tell us?”
These are questions that Superintendent Scott Ziegler and every member of the school board need to answer. They all knew about the original assault that took place last May, and they did precious little to prevent the second alleged assault from happening. It goes way beyond dereliction of duty — these hyper-partisan bureaucrats and politicians deliberately acted in ways that put students in danger.
HAPPENING NOW —
Walkouts at Loudoun County High School, Briar Woods High School following sexual assault reports.
— 7News DC (@7NewsDC) October 26, 2021
Video sent to me of the walkout at Riverside HS pic.twitter.com/NKYpsVWWTH
— Drew Wilder (@DrewWilderTV) October 26, 2021
Every student that participated in today’s walkouts should take their activism directly to the next school board meeting and demand answers and mass resignations. This isn’t about petty partisan politics anymore, it’s about safety.
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