A teacher in Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) has been accused of multiple sexual assaults of students, but parents allege the school district is protecting itself instead of students.
“The mandate, the driving philosophy seems to be to protect LCPS at all costs,” Jason Harding, parent of an alleged victim, told ABC 7 News. “It’s not about focusing on students, focusing on the victims.”
Harding and his wife Tumay said they have been dealing with the school district’s Title IX office for 11 months with little to show for it.
Their daughter, along with other female students, brought allegations of sexual assault against a Stone Bridge High School teacher. Stone Bridge is also the location of the rape by a male student identifying as “transgender,” which made national headlines in 2021, bringing a special grand jury investigation into LCPS for its conduct.