The Daily Wire broke a huge story on Monday night about Scott Smith’s arrest. This was the result of a brawl at Loudoun County’s school board meeting, where parents have been protesting against transgender bathrooms policies and Critical Race Theory. For months, Smith has been maligned as a “domestic terrorist,” including being used as justification for federal interference using the Patriot Act to shut down parents who object.
The entire narrative of Smith’s arrest has been put to rest as new information reveals exactly where he was and what occurred before his arrest. As RedState reported, Smith’s daughter was allegedly raped in a bathroom by a “boy in a skirt” that was apparently abusing the transgender policies at the school.
Yet, instead of taking the case seriously, the school first wanted to handle the issue “in-house.” Eventually, the Sheriff’s Department was called in, not on the boy who committed the rape, but on Smith for causing a scene after he found out what had happened. He was then able to have a rape test done that night, which returned a positive result. But, instead of protecting others the student was permitted to go back to school, where he had allegedly sexually assaulted another girl.
Now, the Loudoun County School District has responded, and it’s a gross show of obfuscation and blame-shifting.
NEW: Loudoun County Public Schools Statement on Two alleged Assaults It appears it has covered up pic.twitter.com/sOb0OlIYVR
— Mary Margaret Olohan (@MaryMargOlohan) October 13, 2021
There’s a lot here, and all of it is infuriating, from the content to the tone of the statement.
First, it is crazy to think that Title IX would prevent a school suspending a student who is currently under criminal investigation. This should have been done immediately, considering the dangers to the other students. It seems that nothing was done at all to seperate the alleged rapper from the student body. LCPS certainly doesn’t seem to be indicating otherwise, and if they did take “interim” measures, they should spell those out.
Further, their claim of calling the police in a timely matter to report the rape is disputed by the fact that the Sherriff’s Department was only called later, in order to remove Smith for lashing out at the school’s lack of care. And while the statement says that the school board was not aware of the “details” of the incident, that kind of weasel language points to the idea that they were still aware that an assault took place. They lied anyway to the public about the lack of issues with the transgender policy. LCPS clearly obfuscates, doesn’t tell the entire story and tries to hide their tails.
The statement ends by noting that Smith had not been signed up for speaking on the night of Smith’s arrest. I don’t know whether that’s true or not, but regardless, that shouldn’t have been necessary, given the seriousness of his situation, and the school board declared an unlawful assembly anyway, preventing parents from speaking.
LCPS does not acknowledge that rapes were committed in any of their written responses. They also do not offer sympathy to Smith and the other involved parents. This is just the cherry on top to a horrible display.