Oust­ed Loudoun Super­in­ten­dent Scott Ziegler los­es bid to have crim­i­nal charges dis­missed

Ousted Loudoun Superintendent Scott Ziegler loses bid to have criminal charges dismissed

A Vir­ginia judge declined an attempt by the for­mer super­in­ten­dent of Loudoun Coun­ty Pub­lic Schools to have three mis­de­meanor crim­i­nal charges thrown out.
Judge Dou­glas Flem­ing denied Scott Ziegler’s request Thurs­day to have the three mis­de­meanor charges against him thrown out. Ziegler was indict­ed by a spe­cial grand jury in Decem­ber that was tasked with inves­ti­gat­ing the school dis­tric­t’s response to a pair of sex­u­al assaults that occurred in dis­trict high schools in 2021.
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The rul­ing in Ziegler’s case comes after Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R‑VA) issued a par­don to Scott Smith, the father of one of the sex­u­al assault vic­tims, who was arrest­ed at a 2021 school board meet­ing for dis­or­der­ly con­duct after an attendee report­ed­ly told Smith that she did­n’t believe his daugh­ter had been assault­ed. The image of Smith’s arrest proved to be an endur­ing image of the school board­’s han­dling of the inci­dents.

Scott Smith is detained after a fight broke out dur­ing a Loudoun Coun­ty School Board meet­ing which includ­ed a dis­cus­sion of Crit­i­cal Race The­o­ry and trans­gen­der stu­dents, in Ash­burn, Vir­ginia, on June 22, 20 …