A Virginia father who went viral after being dragged out of a Loudoun County school board meeting and arrested for protesting its proposed transgender policies has now revealed he was trying to tell the room that his daughter had been raped by a boy ‘in a skirt’ in the girls’ bathroom.
Scott Smith was photographed on June 22 being dragged out of the heated meeting with his torso exposed in Leesburg, Virginia. The 48-year-old plumber was ridiculed on social media afterwards and was painted by the left to be a deranged, right-wing bigot.
But in an interview with The Daily Wire that was published on Monday, he explains that he was trying to stick up for his daughter, who he says was attacked at Stone Bridge High School on May 28 by a boy ‘in a skirt’ who took advantage of the trans policies to get into the girls’ bathrooms and assault her.
He said he exploded with rage at the meeting after hearing the school’s ultra-liberal staff claim they had never received a report of a sexual assault by a transgender child in the bathrooms or changing rooms when he says that’s exactly what he reported to them on May 28.
Now, Smith says the school board went out of its way to protect the child – ‘a sexual predator’ – but demonize him because he opposed its liberal policies.
‘It has been so hard to keep my mouth shut and wait this out. It has been the most powerless thing I’ve ever been through,’ he said.
On June 22, Scott Smith was dragged out of a Loudoun County school board meeting after listening to the woke school board justify its transgender bathroom policies. He says he was trying to tell the room that his daughter had been raped by a boy ‘wearing a skirt’ in the girls’ bathroom just weeks earlier and that the school ignored it
Smith was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. He said he was trying to contain himself after listening to school board staff say they’d never had a report of a sexual assault in a bathroom, when that is what his daughter reported weeks earlier
‘My wife and I are gay- and lesbian-friendly.
‘We’re not into this children transgender stuff. The person that attacked our daughter is apparently bisexual and occasionally wears dresses because he likes them.
‘So this kid is technically not what the school board was fighting about.
‘The point is kids are using it as an advantage to get into the bathrooms,’ he said.
On the day of the incident, Smith says the school told him to come to the campus because his daughter had been physically assaulted. They did not say she had been sexually assaulted.
Once he got there, he says school staff told him they would handle it internally, choosing not to call the police for an as-yet unexplained reason.
He was enraged by the decision and challenged them on it. The school board then did call the police but to report Smith, not the boy, for making a scene.
‘I went nuts. I called the principal a p****. Six cop cars showed up like a f****** SWAT team,’ he said.
The school’s principal sent out an alert that day warning parents of what had happened involving Smith, but it said nothing of the sexual assault allegations in the bathroom.
It’s unclear exactly what happened next but Smith ended up at the hospital with his daughter.
There, they told doctors what happened and a rape kit was performed.
‘Thank God that I drew enough attention to it, without getting arrested, that we got an escort to the hospital and they administered a rape kit that night,’ he said.
The rape kit verified his daughter’s claim so they took it to the police and a case was opened.
The teenager was arrested two months later – after the school board meeting – after an investigation by the sheriff’s office.
‘We did respond. At the time, the juvenile was 14-years-old. He was charged with forcible sodomy. After that, it goes through the courts.
‘The May 28, 2021, case at Stone Bridge High School involved a different set of circumstances and a thorough 2-month-long investigation was conducted to determine the facts of the case prior to arrest.
‘This case is still pending court proceedings,’ a spokesman for the sheriff’s office told DailyMail.com on Tuesday.
The boy was charged with sodomy for the alleged assault on Smith’s daughter in May, but the sheriff’s department did not release details of it at the time. The same boy was charged on October 7 with assaulting a different girl in a different school. A sheriff’s spokesman confirmed to DailyMail.com that it was the same boy, but they could not reveal his identity
In the weeks and months that followed, Lancaster and the juvenile boy’s attorneys’ were working out a plea deal but it’s unclear if the school board ever took action against him.
According to Lancaster, the boy confessed to what happened in police interviews.
Lancaster, who is a partner at the Leesburg firm Whitbeck Bennett, says she accompanied Smith’s daughter to interviews with prosecutors.
At the meeting on June 22, Loudoun County School Superintendent Scott Ziegler said the school had never had any form of incident inside a bathroom or locker room involving a transgender child.
‘To my knowledge, we don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms,’ he said first.
Smith is shown left, with his wife Jessica. The 48-year-old plumber (shown right at work) says he was only ever trying to stick up for his daughter and other people’s kids
He went on to quote Time magazine research that he said disproved the notion transgender kids might sexually attack cisgender kids, and said: ‘I think it’s important to keep our perspective on this, we’ve heard it several times tonight from our public speakers but the predator transgender student or person simply does not exist.’
Smith said he became irate. He started arguing with another woman at the meeting, labeling her a ‘b***h’ after she allegedly denied his daughter’s claim.
He was then charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
The family then retreated from the public eye but were working with Lancaster to resolve the criminal case against the boy who assaulted their daughter, they say.
They were preparing for an October 14 court date, they say, but were stunned when the same boy was arrested again on October 6, at a different school in the same district.
On this occasion, he was charged with ‘with sexual battery and abduction’. In that case, he allegedly held a different girl in a classroom to attack her in Broad Run High School – 2.5miles from the high school where Smith’s daughter was assaulted.
Loudoun County Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler told the meeting that ‘to his knowledge’ the school system had never had a report of a sexual attack in a bathroom
Smith’s attorney says prosecutors told her it was the same child as was involved in the case with Smith’s daughter.
‘If someone would have sat and listened for thirty seconds to what Scott had to say, they would have been mortified and heartbroken,’ his attorney added.
He said he does not know if the boy identifies as female, is bisexual, or was taking advantage of the system.
‘I don’t care if he’s homosexual, heterosexual, bisexual, transsexual. He’s a sexual predator,’ he said.
Because the case involves two juveniles, there are few publicly available records and Loudoun County will not comment or give out any information.
When contacted by DailyMail.com on Tuesday morning for a response to Smith’s explosive allegations, the school board did not immediately respond.
Lancaster, Smith’s attorney, did not name the prosecutors who she said she was working with and sheriff’s deputies will not comment.
It remains unclear why the boy in question was in the different school, where the second assault allegedly took place on October 6, when he had apparently been in talks with prosecutors to agree to a deal for the May 28 assault against Smith’s daughter.
Loudoun County won’t say whether or not he was ever suspended or excluded from the school system.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office did confirm the October 6 incident, saying in a press release on October 7: ‘A teenager from Ashburn has been charged with sexual battery and abduction of a fellow student at Broad Run High School.
‘The investigation determined on the afternoon of October 6, the 15-year-old suspect forced the victim into an empty classroom where he held her against her will and inappropriately touched her.’
Smith says he couldn’t contain himself after watching Loudoun County staff lie about never receiving a report of an incident in a bathroom. Board chair Brenda Sheridan is pictured
Loudoun County has become a microcosm for the issues tearing parents and teachers all over America apart.
The school board has been repeatedly accused of ignoring parents’ concerns and vilifying anyone who challenges their view.
Teachers have quit in outrage over the proposed changes and they say the school board is trying to force CRT and transgender issues onto the kids.
It is a snapshot of what is happening all over the country.
Last week, Florida mother Quisha King called for a mass exodus of kids from the public school system because of how ‘pervasive’ CRT had become.
Many parents were stunned by a Justice Department announcement last week that the FBI would now investigate and prosecute any parent who it deems to be ‘threatening’ towards school staff.
The order from Attorney General Merrick Garland was in response to a request from the National School Board Association to President Biden, asking him to protect them from angry parents.
Maud Maron, a ‘life-long liberal’, mother-of-four and former NYC public defender, is among those who says it is going too far.
Writing for Bari Weiss’ substack channel Common Sense on Monday, she said: ‘I am a mother of four, a criminal defense attorney and a lifelong liberal who is deeply concerned about the direction of New York City’s public schools. I’ve been outspoken about my views, along with an untold number of frustrated parents.
‘For that, the FBI is considering using the PATRIOT Act against me. ‘