Law and Order

Virginia Democrats’ Policy Change May Enable More Coverups of Misdemeanor Sexual Misconduct in Schools

Virginia Democrats quietly amended a law last year, softening a policy that, even in its current state, should have required Loudoun County Public Schools to report the apparent sexual assault that has roiled the school board this week, as parents accused officials of covering up a teenage girl’s rape because it would undermine a pro-transgender bathroom policy.

Students walking the hallways are seen February 21, 2014, at Steuart W. Weller Elementary School in Ashburn, Virginia AFP PHOTO/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)