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AFL calls for investigation into Loudoun Co. schools for possible Title IX violations

Loudoun County Public Schools. (7News)
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America First Legal Foundation (AFL) is calling on the U.S. Department of Education to investigate Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) for possible Title IX violations.

AFL sent a letter to the federal agency asking for an investigation regarding violations of Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972 by the Loudoun County Public Schools.

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The letter reads:

"Dear Ms. Lhamon:

"America First Legal Foundation (“AFL”) is a national, nonprofit organization working to promote the rule of law, ensure due process and equal protection for all Americans, and combat invidious discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, and sex in America’s schools. Accordingly, AFL respectfully requests that the Department of Education open an investigation of the Loudoun County Public School (“LCPS”), located in Ashburn, Virginia. As described below, the evidence is that LCPS has violated Title IX of the Higher Education Act of 1972, 20 U.S.C. 1681 et seq."

The letter goes into detail for more than 150 pages about how LCPS allegedly mishandled sexual assaults.

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This letter comes after a scathing special grand jury report by Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares and the firing of Superintendent Scott Ziegler who is now defending himself against three indictments. An LCPS school employee, Wayde Byard, is facing a felony perjury indictment. The investigation was launched after hundreds of Loudoun County parents sounded off at school board meetings and called for accountability.

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