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Family of Loudoun County, VA Sexual Assault Victim Sues School District for Millions

Family of Loudoun County, VA Sexual Assault Victim Sues School District for Millions

“over accusations the school district failed to adequately investigate and that it attempted to cover up the sexual assault”

This case was ground zero for the parents’ right movement in education. It looks like the family has a very strong case.

FOX News reports:

Family of Loudoun County sexual assault victim sues district for $30M over student’s rape in school bathroom

The family of a teenage girl who was raped in a high school bathroom is suing Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia for $30 million over accusations the school district failed to adequately investigate and that it attempted to cover up the sexual assault.

The Northern Virginia district garnered national attention after a father, Scott Smith, made allegations at a June 2021 school board meeting that it covered up his daughter’s sexual assault from May 28 of that year, when he alleges a biological boy wearing a skirt raped her in the girls’ bathroom at Stone Bridge High School. Smith said the district had attempted to cover up his daughter’s assault to push its controversial transgender bathroom policy, which faced parental protests at LCPS school board meetings that year.

The student accused of rape was charged after the May assault and barred by court order from returning to Stone Bridge. The attacker was then transferred by administrators to another school in the district, Broad Run High School, where the student sexually assaulted another girl in an empty classroom in October 2021. The attacker, who was 15 at the time, was convicted as a juvenile in both cases.

In the lawsuit, the family alleges that the district lied to the public to cover up the May assault because it was working to advance Policy 8040, which allows students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their gender identity. The policy had not been implemented at the time of the assault.

The victim “struggled academically, emotionally and physically for the remainder of the school year” and “continues to struggle significantly,” the complaint filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria reads.


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Thirty mil doesn’t sound like nearly enough. add a couple zeroes and a public flogging of the school officials involved. That would be a good start.

    paracelsus in reply to irv. | October 9, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    is (public) orchiectomy of the offender included or not?

      drsamherman in reply to paracelsus. | October 9, 2023 at 10:16 pm

      I would think the court should just give the father and family a half-hour alone with the sicko in a locked room and no police interference, along with whatever cutting implements the family chooses to bring with them.

The problem here is that zero dollars come out of the pockets of the evil-doers in this case. It all comes from the taxpayers.

    henrybowman in reply to NotCoach. | October 9, 2023 at 4:37 pm

    In Loudoun County, this isn’t a much of a moral problem. Not because they “can afford it,” but because by and large, they voted for it.

    I think $30M is not outrageous, especially as recompense for having been thrown in jail for defending your minor daughter.

Maybe the guillotine will be mentioned in the out-of-court settlement.

I would ask for $100M OR any individual even remotely involved be fired immediately without any severance or accrued pension benefits, and for a black mark to be permanently placed on their employment records. Removal of said mark then kicks the $100M back into play. Setting a precedent where the school board (or the electorate) chooses to rightly sacrifice those individuals vs a huge payout will act to a) punish the actual wrongdoers and b) shielf the innocent citizens who would suffer as the result of a huge .gov payout.

    Morning Sunshine in reply to MajorWood. | October 9, 2023 at 2:46 pm

    this. I hate suing school districts cuz it is the taxpayer who is punished, not the policy makers.
    so – those involved would be the school administrators/teachers at both schools who knew about this boy; any district official who was informed of the incident; all of the school board who called the police on the father.

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(Has anyone else noticed how much sick, sick, sick stuff goes on in schools these days?)

Tough to imagine that the lawsuit really will change anything very much. Because the core problem is the personnel, up and down the Loudon County school system, probably including the folks involved in hiring, and probably including the folks involved in security..

It seems that over the years , the entire Loudon County school system must have become infiltrated with adults who exploit — and who seek to exploit — children.

“The policy had not been implemented at the time of the assault.”

In other words, while their interest in implementing the policy may have played a role in the cover-up, the policy itself played no role in the rape.

Furthermore, the rapist was not in the girl’s restroom because he was pretending to be a girl; he was there because that was his and the victim’s usual spot for hooking up. This was not a stranger rape; the victim was his girlfriend, and they would often have consensual sex in the girl’s restroom. This time she didn’t feel like having sex so she said “no”, and he didn’t take that for an answer and raped her. It could have happened anywhere; that it was the girl’s restroom was just a coincidence.

That still leaves the school district liable for the abysmal way they handled it. And if the reason really was their eagerness to get their new trans-friendly policy implemented without opposition, then that’s appalling and they should pay.

    The boy was wearing a skirt thus pretending to be a girl and he raped her. He was then transferred to another school where he raped another girl in the girls bathroom. Was she also his girlfriend? Your attempt to minimize the action of this male by slandering the female is disgusting.

      henrybowman in reply to MrsA. | October 10, 2023 at 12:20 pm

      Nope Milhouse has the facts right. As for yours, the second assault was not in any bathroom, it was in a classroom. Students have been having assignations in bathrooms without the benefit of confusing clothes for generations.

      It has been widely reported by reputable sources that the boy did not consider himself trans, he just liked to wear skirts. And when you put so much social stock in what a person “considers himself,” that’s all you can say about it — it doesn’t have to make any more sense than the child is making. Perhaps he considered himself a trans-cultural Scotsman, who can say?