A member of the Loudoun County School Board in Virginia has joined involved dad and mom and college students in calling for the resignation of Superintendent Scott Ziegler within the wake of an electronic mail that surfaced final week. 

In an unique assertion to Fox News, John Beatty, the Catoctin District member of the board, accused Ziegler of “withholding information for political gain” when it got here to an alleged sexual assault in opposition to a feminine scholar in a ladies restroom on May 28.

“My heart breaks every time I hear about the assaults in our schools,” Beatty instructed Fox News in an electronic mail assertion. “I could never imagine my daughter coming home from school and telling me something like what happened. But the fact remains. You don’t go to the press during an ongoing investigation, especially when it’s dealing with student privacy.”

“No matter the incident, I trust the superintendent and his staff perform their jobs and protect our students,” Beatty added.

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Even so, he accused Ziegler of withholding data in an effort to shield the controversial pro-transgender coverage 8040.

A protester holds up a sign in Loudoun County, Virginia.

A protester holds up an indication in Loudoun County, Virginia.
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“I believe no updates were given because the superintendent was working to aggressively pass a policy that would have allowed unrestricted access of biological males to female restrooms,” Beatty wrote. “He didn’t provide information because if it came out that there was an assault in the bathroom, the transgender policy wouldn’t have passed.”

The board member famous that he didn’t get “a full picture on what happened” till “just a few weeks ago.”

“I demanded a full investigation,” Beatty famous. “And now our superintendent must resign immediately. Withholding information for political gain is unacceptable and disqualifying.”

‘Stay in the fight’

He concluded his message by encouraging involved dad and mom and college students.

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“So parents and students, I hear you all, I’m standing with you, and I will continue to fight for you,” Beatty wrote. “I will oppose any policy that jeopardizes your child’s safety and education. Stay in the fight and know someone is listening to your concerns.”

A Loudoun County, Virginia, mom enters a school board meeting with a sign reading "Fire Ziegler," Oct. 12, 2021.

A Loudoun County, Virginia, mother enters a faculty board assembly with an indication studying “Fire Ziegler,” Oct. 12, 2021.
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Beatty despatched the feedback shortly after the varsity board assembly on Tuesday, throughout which many dad and mom and a few college students demanded the resignations of Ziegler and most of the college board members.

“You have buried a sexual assault to protect your precious 8040 policy,” Carrie Michon, a grandmother of Loudoun County kids, accused the varsity board, referencing a pro-transgender coverage. “Every last one of you, resign!”

“You have buried a sexual assault to protect your precious 8040 policy. Every last one of you, resign!”

— Carrie Michon, grandmother of Loudoun County college students

Earlier Tuesday, roughly 75 college students walked out of Broad Run High School, protesting the best way Zeigler and the board dealt with the problem. 

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The dad and mom claimed that Ziegler and the varsity board lined up — whereas the board was contemplating the controversial transgender rule — the report {that a} male scholar in a skirt allegedly assaulted a feminine scholar in a ladies restroom. Prosecutors confirmed the identical younger man who stands accused in that May incident additionally stands accused of sexual assault in an October incident in one other college.

After the primary incident on May 28, Ziegler despatched an electronic mail to the varsity board, saying, “This afternoon a female student alleged that a male student sexually assaulted her in the restroom.” At a faculty board assembly on June 22, Ziegler declared that to his information, “We don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms.”

Opponents of the academic doctrine known as Critical Race Theory protest outside the Loudoun County School Board headquarters, in Ashburn, Virginia, June 22, 2021. 

Opponents of the educational doctrine often called Critical Race Theory protest exterior the Loudoun County School Board headquarters, in Ashburn, Virginia, June 22, 2021. 
(Reuters)

On Oct. 15, Ziegler apologized for the remarks, saying he “wrongly interpreted” a query “about discipline incidents in bathrooms” as a result of he was too centered on the 8040 controversy.

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Allegations denied

Beatty confirmed to Fox News that he was on the board on the time, however he wrote, “I don’t remember seeing the email, and I’m always bound by the confidentiality of student information.”

The college district has denied allegations of a cover-up.

of Ziegler and the varsity board.

Other members of the varsity board didn’t instantly reply to Fox News’ request for remark.