Youngkin demands resignations from Loudoun County School Board in wake of bombshell email


GREAT FALLS, Va. – Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin called for the resignations of Loudoun County Superintendent Scott Ziegler and the school board in the wake of a bombshell email this week. The email showed that Ziegler alerted the board that a male student allegedly assaulted a female student in a girl's bathroom – about a month before Ziegler publicly declared that he had no record of bathroom assaults.

"It's outrageous," Youngkin told Fox News on Saturday. He said the email "simply confirms what we know, which is we had administrators at a school board who have been covering this up. I mean, they tried to hide it from parents, they've hidden it from the public, and they actually endangered students by moving this young man – who in fact was being prosecuted for a sexual assault in another school – and enabled it to happen again."

Prosecutors confirmed that the same young man stands accused of sexual assault on two separate situations in schools: the first in May in a girl's restroom and the second in October in a classroom at a different school, which the sheriff's office described as his new school.

After the first incident on May 28, Ziegler sent an email to the school board, saying, "This afternoon a female student alleged that a male student sexually assaulted her in the restroom." At a school board meeting on June 22, Ziegler declared that "the predator transgender student or person simply does not exist," and that to his knowledge, "We don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms."

WTOP first reported the email on Thursday.

"This is gross negligence in its most extreme form," Youngkin told Fox News.

"There must be resignations," the Republican declared. "In fact, people who have not resigned, I don't understand how they can possibly go into their next school board meeting. How can they go into their next school board meeting and be expected to sit there and represent our kids' future when they covered this up?"

The Youngkin campaign confirmed to Fox News that the candidate is calling for Ziegler's resignation and for the resignations of every board member involved in the alleged cover-up.

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