Update from the Washingtonpost.com
“The board fired Ziegler via unanimous vote shortly after holding a 2½-hour closed-session meeting Tuesday night, according to school video posted online. Loudoun schools spokesman Wayde Byard confirmed the firing in an interview Wednesday morning but declined to characterize the board’s rationale, including whether the termination was a direct response to the grand jury report.
The grand jury report concluded that Ziegler was informed about the May assault on the day it happened but that he later lied about his knowledge of the event during a board meeting on June 22, 2021. When asked by a board member that day whether Loudoun had records of “assaults in our bathrooms or in our locker rooms regularly,” Ziegler replied with a falsehood, the report states.
Ziegler said, “To my knowledge we don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms.” A witness told the grand jury this statement was a “baldfaced lie.” “
On Tuesday evening the Loudoun County School Board voted unanimously to immediately fire Superintendent Scott Ziegler immediately. This vote occurred the day after the Grand Jury’s damning report of the LCPS coverup of sexual assaults in two high schools, by the same assailant, in 2021.
The School Board adjourned their meeting immediately after the vote.
Just prior to the School Board’s vote, Loudoun County Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Phyllis Randall called for the school board to fire Scott Ziegler.
“Let me say this as clearly as possible: Dr. Scott Ziegler needs to be fired,” she (Randall)said during the Dec. 6 Board of Supervisors meeting. “I’m not dancing around this. We had a young woman violently raped and another one assaulted, and this was for all intents and purposes, on his part, a coverup.”
More on the story here.