Loudoun County teen's sentencing busts the 'parents are domestic terrorists' narrative, concerned parents say

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When a judge sentenced the Loudoun County teenager charged with sexual assault at two separate high schools earlier this week, that action vindicated concerned parents, countering the narrative that parents speaking up at school boards are akin to “domestic terrorists,” these parents say.

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) made the comparison in a letter shortly before the Department of Justice issued a memorandum on the issue, and a document indicates that Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona solicited the letter, though a spokesperson denied it. That letter cited Scott Smith, whose daughter was sexually assaulted in a girl’s restroom in May. Smith got arrested and was ultimately convicted of disorderly conduct for acting in anger after Superintendent Scott Ziegler insisted at a June school board meeting that “the predator transgender student or person simply does not exist.” Ziegler has since apologized for this comment.

LOUDOUN COUNTY TEEN AT CENTER OF SCHOOL SEXUAL ASSAULT CASES SENTENCED

A judge sentenced the teen who victimized Smith’s daughter to supervised probation and forced him to register as a sex offender, commenting that the assailant’s record “scared me.” The Loudoun County Juvenile Court had previously found the male student “not

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