Loudoun County Schools Double Down, Won’t Release Report on Sexual Assault Allegations

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The Loudoun County school board doubled down on Friday, insisting it will not publicly release the findings of an independent investigation into how the school district handled sexual assault allegations at two of its schools.

A 15-year-old student sexually assaulted a female student at Stone Bridge High School in May. While the Loudoun County sheriff says the school district was notified in July that the student had been arrested in connection with the assault, the district then chose to move the assailant to a different school, where he allegedly sexually assaulted another student in early October.

A judge ultimately sentenced the teen to supervised probation and forced him to register as a sex offender after the Loudoun County Juvenile Court found the student “not innocent” of charges of forcible sodomy and forcible fellatio relating to the May incident at Stone Bridge High School. The student pleaded “no contest” to two charges of abduction and sexual battery in connection with the Broad Run High School incident that took place in October.

After the October assault, Superintendent Scott Ziegler issued an apology to the families and students involved saying the district “failed to provide

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