Loudoun fires superintendent after grand jury blasts schools’ handling of sex assaults

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from The Washington Post,

The Loudoun County Public Schools board has fired Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler, shortly after the release of a state grand jury report that blasted school leaders for their handling of two sexual assaults by the same student last year — and that called Ziegler a liar.

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.

News of Ziegler’s firing was first reported by ABC7 News. The former superintendent could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday.

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