When Good Figures Trump Bad Facts

     I’m beginning to think there’s room in the media universe for a publication, notionally titled The Daily Outrage, which merely catalogues the many horrifying stories that festoon the Web. There have certainly been enough of them lately. The brutal treatment accorded the January 6 Capitol protestors, capped by the murder under color of law of Ashli Babbitt, should receive front page / above the fold treatment. The destruction of the American energy industry by Presidential decree deserves a six-page feature article. But topping all the rest in this Year of Our Lord 2021 is the Loudon County, Virginia School Board’s attempt to conceal the restroom rape and sodomy of a teenage girl by a “gender-fluid” boy in a skirt:

     The coverage, as horrifying as it is, fails to emphasize the motivation that drove Loudon County educrats in their campaign to hush up this brutal crime. At the now-infamous June 22 school board meeting that elevated the incident from an “ordinary outrage” to something with genuine “full stop / don’t touch that dial” power, the school board literally boasted that it had no record of any sexual assaults having occurred in its demesne. This, while angry father Scott Smith was literally relating the facts of the incident to a mesmerized gathering and demanding to know why it had been covered up.

     It developed that the Loudon County schools had concealed more than that one incident:

     Loudoun County Public Schools did not record multiple known incidents of alleged sexual assault in schools dating back several years, despite a law that requires statistics about school safety incidents to be reported to the public and which includes provisions holding school superintendents personally liable for violations, a Daily Wire review of public records found.

     After The Daily Wire raised the discrepancy with the Virginia Department of Education, VDOE spokesman Charles Pyle said that “VDOE is reviewing the discipline, crime and violence data submissions of Loudoun County Public Schools and is in communication with LCPS to determine whether the division’s reporting is accurate and whether the division is in compliance with state and federal law.”…

     The issue with missing sex assault statistics in Loudoun is not limited to the latest case, raising the prospect that untold numbers of sexual assaults and other infractions have gone unreported.

     In October 2018, in a case that was widely reported by the media at the time, three football players at Tuscorara High were arrested and charged with sexual assault. A source told local media that it’s believed a younger player was “held down by teammates who inserted objects into the victim” in a locker room. A spokesperson for LCPS said at the time that “the case will be subject to disciplinary action.” The annual report for Tuscorara that year reported zero instances of sexual offenses against students.

     In another report, Scott Smith alleged that he and his daughter had been told to “keep quiet” about the assault – that it was their only hope of “justice.”

     But more salient than that is that for Smith to keep quiet was essential to the Loudon County schools’ retaining their record (?) of zero sex assaults. Was there money at stake? Unclear. But the “zero sex assaults” canard was deployed at the June 22 school board meeting as a “refutation” of Smith’s accusations.

     In other words, the facts were bad, but just look at these beautiful figures!

     As a side issue, the nation’s “trans activists” are determined that this incident not be used to discredit them or disparage their cause. “The predator transgender does not exist!” was openly proclaimed at the June 22 school board meeting. And all swans are white, eh?

     At this point it should not be necessary to say this, but as I’m…me, I shall say it anyway:

They who control the “public” schools are entirely uninterested in educating or protecting your children. Their raison d’etre is not to prepare your kids for later life, but to propagandize them into conforming to the Left’s view of existence and enlist them in its various pet causes. As for protecting your children, whether from outside threats or from one another, the record speaks for itself.

     Parents of minor children who close their eyes to these horrors, insisting that “nothing like that could ever happen at my children’s school,” will pay for it. Indeed, we will all pay for it, as surely as the Sun will rise in the East tomorrow.


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  1. While you included this in the upper excerpt,

    “despite a law … which includes provisions holding school superintendents personally liable for violations….” [emphasis added],

    later you asked and answered the question,

    “Was there money at stake? Unclear.”


    • Cederq on October 16, 2021 at 3:45 PM

    “In another report, Scott Smith alleged that he and his daughter had been told to “keep quiet” about the assault – that it was their only hope of “justice.” It needs to be shouted on the rooftops and on the street corners and on the sidewalk in front of these school board homes. The authorities are all complacent in this. OFF with their heads!

    • Ohio Guy on October 17, 2021 at 7:39 AM

    Meatsuits with names usually have addresses.

    • Toastrider on October 18, 2021 at 11:05 AM

    And I’m gonna repeat what I said elsewhere:

    If you think the perp didn’t have a history, you’re out of your mind. Predators like this always build up to their assaults. Betcha hard cash to St. Jude that this creep had committed offenses in the past that were swept under the rug.

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