Court Hearing Set on Bid to Obtain Loudoun Schools Sexual Assault Report

A Loudoun County Circuit Court hearing is set for the group Fight for Schools’ lawsuit against the school division challenging its withholding of a report on sexual assaults in schools.

Fight for Schools Executive Director Ian Prior filed the suit on March 15 after the school division refused to release a report to the public. The report was conducted by the law firm  Blankingship and Keith, investigating the division’s handling of two sexual assaults by the same teen at different Loudoun County high schools. Prior and critics of the district have claimed that Superintendent Scott Zielger and administrators have culpability in scandal. 

The division has repeatedly refused to release the report, citing attorney-client privilege. 

Fight for Schools is represented by Gary Lawkowski.

The hearing for the injunction is set for April 20 at 10 a.m.

7 thoughts on “Court Hearing Set on Bid to Obtain Loudoun Schools Sexual Assault Report

  • 2022-03-31 at 12:33 pm

    A judge must determine whether the Report is a public record. If it’s a public record, the Report should be released, with appropriate redactions. If it isn’t a public record, all the redactions in the world won’t make it one. I hope the April 20 hearing settles the issue, once & for all. Welcome to Spring Loudoun!

    • 2022-04-03 at 11:12 am

      Yet another reason Beth Bart’s was unqualified to ever be on the SB. The report is indisputably a public record. Not even LCPS is claiming otherwise. The statute defines public records as:

      “”Public records” means all writings and recordings that consist of letters, words or numbers, or their equivalent, set down by handwriting, typewriting, printing, photostatting, photography, magnetic impulse, optical or magneto-optical form, mechanical or electronic recording or other form of data compilation, however stored, and regardless of physical form or characteristics, prepared or owned by, or in the possession of a public body or its officers, employees or agents in the transaction of public business.”

      • 2022-04-03 at 4:20 pm

        Excuse me. My name is Tim, not Beth. You continue to see genders & gender identities that don’t exist. (You did the same thing with the Loudoun rapist.) Please get with the program. And learn how to spell Beth Barts’ last name!

  • 2022-03-31 at 12:38 pm

    A report, paid for by taxpayers, concerning a taxpayer funded public entity not essential to national security, forcing taxpayers to sue for public release.

    Unconscionable in a “free state.”

    As if we needed another example of the ever widening gulf between government and the people it is supposed to serve.

  • 2022-03-31 at 12:51 pm

    Time for Transparency.

    Redact the names to protect the innocent and juveniles as required/needed.

    If the report was a positive and glowing review of the Lo Co School Board that report would be plastered all over Lo Co.

  • 2022-03-31 at 12:57 pm

    Exactly what is Scott Ziegler hiding? Obviously, the report can be redacted to protect the identities of the minors involved. So what exactly does Mr. Ziegler believe is worth such effort and taxpayer expense to hide?

  • 2022-03-31 at 10:44 pm

    Thank you good people for standing up against violence. Everyone that neglected these students should be pursued.

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