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‘Loudoun County Protects Rapists’: Students Stage Walkout In Protest Of Loudoun County’s Alleged Sexual Assault Cover-Up

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Chrissy Clark Education Reporter
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Students at a Loudoun County high school staged a walkout in support of recent sexual assault victims.

Broad Run High School, where the walkout took place, is the high school where an alleged attacker was transferred after he was charged with inappropriately touching a female student, Drew Wilder of NBC Washington reported. The teen was initially a student at Stone Bridge High School. A similar walkout took place at Riverside High School, also in the Loudoun County Public School district.

Students could be heard chanting, “Loudoun County protects rapists” and “why was a rapist allowed in our school?” One student said, “this isn’t a political issue, this is a human issue,” according to Wilder.

On Monday, a Virginia court ruled that there was enough evidence to find the teen accused of assaulting a female student in a bathroom guilty of engaging in “non-consensual sex.” (RELATED: Judge Finds Skirt-Wearing Teen Boy Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting Female Classmate In Loudoun County School Bathroom) 

The teen, who identifies as “gender fluid,” is standing trial on two separate cases. The first involved an in-classroom incident at Stone Bridge, and the second involved a ninth-grader at Broad Run who accused the teen of sexual assault, originally reported by The Daily Wire.

The Loudoun County Public School board initially claimed it was not informed about the “specific claims” relating to sexual assault allegations, though reporting from WTOP uncovered that the district’s superintendent sent an email to the board members the day of the assault. (RELATED: Loudoun County Forces Parents To Sign NDA-Style Form To View CRT-Inspired Curriculum)

Five former Virginia attorneys general have since called on the state’s current Attorney General to investigate the board over its handling of the scandal.