The troubled Loudoun County Public School district has been hit with another stunning accusation, this time in the form of another lawsuit.
In an exclusive report from Fox News, the conservative America First Legal (AFL), through its Center for Legal Equality, has filed a lawsuit against the school system “for the district’s systemic and egregious moral corruption of children and its deliberate, and almost gleeful, violations of parental rights to control the upbringing of their children.”
“Parents across the country should be shocked and horrified to see a once-respected school system systematically destroyed, all because LCPS believes that it has more of a right than parents to tell a captive audience of students what they MUST believe,” America First Legal said in a press release Tuesday. “Fortunately, as we have seen, there are no parents with more courage, more fight, and more rock-solid dedication to their children than in Loudoun County, Virginia.”
Some of the policies targeted in the America First Legal lawsuit, which the group noted was “on behalf of eleven courageous parents,” include Policy 8040 and Regulation 8040, which, the group said, “compels student speech, forces young children to use bathrooms and locker rooms with members of the opposite sex, and keeps parents in the dark when their children lead a double life as a different gender during school hours.”
The lawsuit also hits LCPS for “Filling classroom libraries with books that encourage children to question their gender as early as Kindergarten; Forcing students to publicly provide their ‘pronouns’ in front of class; Making it virtually impossible for parents to remove the pornographic books available to children in LCPS libraries; Refusing student’s requests to go to the water fountain and bathroom as a form of retaliation for not wearing a mask, Hiding information from parents by charging exorbitant fees or claiming legally deficient exemptions to Freedom of Information Act requests;” and more.
“I think that Loudoun County Public School has really been the poster child across the country for… epic mismanagement and violation of parental rights and commitment to… really what has become almost a state sponsored religion of wokeism,” America First Legal Senior Advisor Ian Prior told Fox News Digital.
The Loudoun County School Board has been in hot water with controversy after controversy for several months now. When Governor Youngkin was elected, he set up a special grand jury to investigate the school system as part of the fallout from the botched handling of a sexual assault case that rocked Loudoun County Public Schools. They are also being sued by a former special education school teacher, who spoke out after she had a student who was repeatedly touching teachers and students in a sexual way, and was subsequently fired, allegedly for speaking out about her story.
This new lawsuit targets Loudoun County Public Schools for policies that ‘compel’ student speech, ‘pornographic books,’ and more.
“America First Legal, as part of our Center for Legal Equality, has uncovered a scandal in Loudoun County VA Public Schools that will chill parents to the marrow of their bones,” America First Legal President Stephen Miller said in a statement Tuesday to accompany the lawsuit.
“The extreme social gender experiments being forced onto small children are nothing short of government-directed child abuse and child sexual exploitation. The earth-shaking accusations contained within this lawsuit include forcing little children — against their will — to share bathrooms with the opposite sex, to undress against their will in front of the opposite sex, to secretly transition children without parental notification (thus placing them on the road to irreversible chemical sterilization), to introduce and make available sexually explicit materials for minor children, and to try to force the silence of parents by attaching outrageous and exorbitant financial demands to requests for basic information.”
“It only makes sense that those parents would do everything in their power to return the school system to the kind of division that it used to be, which was focused on math and science writing and reading and history, and not focused on forcing beliefs on children contrary to what the parents are trying to do, which is their constitutional right,” Prior added of the plaintiff parents.