A Virginia mother yanked her children out of public school after her 6-year-old asked if she was “born evil” for being white – something the young girl purportedly picked up in her history class.
The Loudoun County woman, whose identity wasn’t immediately clear, detailed her concerns against critical race theory during an impassioned plea at a Loudon County Public Schools board meeting on Oct. 26, video shows.
“My children are now in private school and are thriving,” the woman told the board, claiming the “swift and uncompromising” political agenda of the district’s former and current administration forced her hand.
“First, it was in early spring of 2020 when my 6-year-old somberly came to me and asked me if she was born evil because she was a white person – something she learned in a history lesson at school,” the concerned mom said.
“Then you kept the schools closed for a year and a half, despite the science indicating it was safe for kids to return,” she continued. “Now you’ve covered up a rape and arrested, humiliated and falsely accused parents of being domestic terrorists.”
Some parents in the district have been calling for the resignations of Superintendent Scott Ziegler for allegedly covering up a sexual assault report and ongoing issues with critical race theory in classes, Fox News reported.
A May 28 email obtained by Fox News also shows Ziegler informing the school board about a sexual assault allegation in a girls’ bathroom at Stone Bridge High School.
At a school board meeting in June though, Ziegler said the “predator transgender student or person simply does not exist” and that staffers had no record of an assault in a school district restroom, Fox News reported.
The discovery of the email led critics to claim that district officials covered up the alleged assault, which a spokesman has denied.
District spokesman Wayne Byard told Fox News the alleged assault was first reported on May 28 and was relayed to sheriff officials immediately. But the report couldn’t be released to the public because it was “still under investigation,” Byard said.
The displeased mom said she wishes she could send her children back to Loudoun County Public Schools — and called on the entire school board to resign.
“Private school is expensive and I want my kids to be able to walk home from school with their friends in their own community,” she said. “I refuse to allow you to destroy our schools. They are not your schools – they are our schools. You all should be ashamed and you should have the moral courage to admit you are wrong and step down.”
The controversy comes as Democrat Terry McAuliffe tries to stave off surging Republican Glenn Youngkin in Tuesday’s gubernatorial election — which has been dominated by education issues in the state.
Youngkin has pulled ahead of McAuliffe with 53 percent of likely voters, compared to McAuliffe’s 45 percent, according to a Fox News poll last week.
Youngkin’s surge has been powered by outrage on issues like schools and education, including whether parents should have a say in what books are assigned to their children.
McAuliffe, meanwhile, has dismissed concerns about critical race theory by saying it wasn’t taught in the state, but a presentation on the Virginia Department of Education’s website urges teachers to embrace the concept.
A message seeking additional comment from Loudoun County Public Schools was not immediately returned early Monday.