Virginia Sheriff Denies Colluding With School Board to Arrest Irate Parent

Loudoun County Virginia Sheriff Michael Chapman denied he colluded with school board officials to keep a father whose daughter was sexually assaulted at one of the county’s schools from speaking at a June meeting of the board.

Appearing on Newsmax’s ”Spicer & Co.” on Friday, Chapman offered empathy for Scott Smith, who after his daughter was assaulted on May 28 in a lavatory by what he said was a ”boy in a dress” appeared at the June 22 meeting to oppose the board’s proposed transgender policy. The situation became heated after Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler denied there had been any reported assaults in restrooms.

The altercation gained national attention through video that spread virally on the internet, after which Smith was branded a right-wing extremist by some and cited by the National School Boards Association as an example of ”domestic terrorism.” The accusation came in a letter seeking the Department of Justice to unleash the FBI and its counter-terrorism division on a flurry school board protesters.

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