The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into Loudoun County Public Schools following accusations that the district failed to address reports of two sexual assaults to avoid controversy over a transgender bathroom policy.

The investigation was spurred by a letter sent to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights by America First Legal Foundation (AFLF) in January. The letter raised concerns about the district’s handling of two separate claims of sexual assault carried out by the same male student in 2021.

During the first assault, which occurred at Stone Bridge High School on May 28, 2021, a male student who identified as trans wore a skirt and assaulted a girl inside the girls’ restroom. The male student was subsequently transferred to Broad Run High School, where he sexually assaulted another girl on Oct. 6, 2021.

According to AFLF’s letter, the school district did not properly respond to the claims of sexual assault as required by Title IX. The federal civil rights law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, and under the law, schools have a “responsibility to respond promptly and effectively” to address sexual harassment and sexual violence.  (Excerpt from The Christian Post.)


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