The investigation into the Loudoun County Public School rape case has revealed that yet another school board member knew about the incident the day it happened but then denied knowledge of it to the public.
FOIA requested emails prove that another board member, who recently claimed he had “missed” an email sent to school board members from Superintendent Scott Ziegler about the rape of a local high school girl by a “boy wearing a dress” on May 28, did indeed have knowledge of the crime.
According to another investigative piece written by The Daily Wire, the conservative outlet that broke the news that there was a rape in LCPS last May and that school officials broke the law in covering it up, school board member and Democrat Harris Mahedavi said on October 12 that he “missed an email” meant to inform him of the rape.
Only a day after Daily Wire broke the original about the rape occurring as LCPS officials were beginning PR damage control, Mahedavi told Ziegler that he only recalled learning about the sexual assault “during the public comment process.”
That could not be true, because Mahedavi had actually asked a “follow up” question to the May 28 email he recently claimed to have “missed.”
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As revealed by a recent FOIA request, Superintendent Ziegler sent an email informing LCPS board members the day of the Stone Bridge High School bathroom rape. Ziegler wrote, “The purpose of this email is to provide you with information regarding an incident that occurred at Stone Bridge HS. This afternoon a female student alleged that a male student sexually assaulted her in the restroom.”
In one of the biggest bombshells revealed by Daily Wire’s reporting, Ziegler infamously denied knowing about any assault in Loudon schools in a statement given at board meeting.
It seems as though Mahedavi has been caught playing dumb as well.
The Daily Wire wrote that despite his October denial, Mahedavi responded to Ziegler’s email with the question, “Dr. Ziegler, Has there been any update on this case that you can share with the board?” Apparently the only memo that Mahedavi “missed” was that the internet is forever and that concerned citizens could file a FOIA request to see his email history.
Ziegler responded to the school board member, saying, “This matter is under investigation by law enforcement, and I am unable to provide an update.”
Loudoun County resident Scott Pio, who is also running for the Virginia House of Delegates as a Republican, corroborated that Mahedavi knew about the assault prior to his denial of it. Pio told the Daily Wire in an interview that Mahedavi and he discussed the assault in a private conversation in June.
Pio mentioned that Harris spoke to him after praying at a local Mosque that he happened to be campaigning at. He stated “we had a long conversation and he was unaware at the time [of the assault], but after a 10-minute conversation he was. We certainly talked about that specific sexual assault.”
Interesting. Is every single Loudoun County Public School official guilty of covering this horrific story up?