Perspectives: School District Accused of Covering Up Sexual Assault by Gender-Fluid Student

Headline Roundup October 13th, 2021

A Virginia school district is being accused of covering up allegations that a gender fluid student sexually assaulted a female student in a school bathroom in May.

The alleged victim's father, Scott Smith, says the Loudoun County School District dismissed the assault claims, and that a school counselor told he and his wife that "they’re not supposed to talk about anything." The assault suspect was reportedly arrested in July following a county sheriff's office investigation; the office says the case is "pending court proceedings," and records for juvenile cases are sealed. Smith was arrested at a school board meeting in June and found guilty of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest; the district superintendent reportedly said during that meeting that he had "no record of assaults occurring in our restrooms." The assault suspect was recently charged with a separate assault at a different school.

Right-rated outlets have covered the story prominently following the Wire's report, and highlighted claims about the allegations from Scott's lawyer. As of Wednesday, no left-rated outlets have covered the news. Many right-rated voices criticized school officials, left-rated media and Democrats for purportedly ignoring the allegations to protect the transgender rights movement. Some also said Scott had been unfairly portrayed as an politically-extreme parent, and framed that narrative in the context of the FBI's recent move to investigate threats against school officials.

From the Right
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ANALYSIS

On June 22, Scott Smith was arrested at a Loudoun County, Virginia, school board meeting, a meeting that was ultimately deemed an “unlawful assembly” after many attendees vocally opposed a policy on transgender students.

What people did not know is that weeks prior on May 28, Smith says, a boy allegedly wearing a skirt entered a girls’ bathroom at nearby Stone Bridge High School, where he sexually assaulted Smith’s ninth-grade daughter. 

Juvenile records are sealed, but Smith’s attorney Elizabeth Lancaster told The Daily Wire that a boy was charged with...

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From the Center
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ANALYSIS

Parents admonished the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) school board at a public meeting on Tuesday for covering up the sexual assault of a ninth-grade grade by a trans student wearing a skirt in the girl's bathroom.

This follows an explosive Daily Wire report about the girl being assaulted by a trans student that identifies as female. Scott Smith, the father of the female student that was assaulted, went viral after he was arrested for confronting the school system's superintendent at the infamous meeting on June 22, 2021 where Critical...

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From the Right
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OPINION

The three biggest national TV networks ignored the national outcry yesterday over a Virginia father’s charge that a dress-wearing, gender-fluid boy sexually assaulted his ninth grade daughter.

As parents gathered before the Loudoun County School Board in the Washington, D.C., suburbs to demand the resignation of the superintendent of schools, news cameras from ABC, CBS, and NBC were nowhere to be found.

That prompted conservative media critic Brent Bozell, who heads the Media Research Center, to decry the media’s double standard of playing up favorite issues such as mask and...

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