ICYMI: Youngkin Declares to Crowd of Nearly 1000 in Burke: “Our Kids Can’t Wait”
Fox News, Tyler O’Neil
BURKE, Va. – Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin promised to bring transparency, accountability, choice, and higher standards to the state’s schools, condemning the Loudoun County School Board for allegedly covering up a male student’s alleged sexual assault against a female student in a girls’ restroom. The male student allegedly assaulted another girl at another school months later.
“A young girl was sexually assaulted in her school, and the administrators, those who were trusted with not only her education but her safety, tried to cover it up,” Youngkin declared in his speech at the Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Tuesday night. “And they quietly moved the offender, an offender being prosecuted for sexual assault, to another school, where he was able to do it again. Two young girls have been sexually assaulted because our system, our system failed to protect them.”
“As a Virginian, I’m heartbroken for these girls and their families,” Youngkin said. “I’m heartbroken at how their government leaders failed them. As a father, I am ignited with an unwavering resolve to not just fix this but to hold those who have failed our children accountable.”
The Washington Times, Mica Soellner
Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin called for an investigation into the Loudoun County school board over after rape accusations that surfaced last week.
Mr. Youngkin called for the firings or resignations of those thought to be responsible for the incident earlier this year at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn.
“We must fix this now. Those who are responsible must be fired or resign immediately,”
Mr. Youngkin said, speaking Tuesday in Burke, Virginia. Mr. Youngkin was joined on stage by parent activists and the other Republican nominees for the state’s top three offices — lieutenant-governor nominee Winsome Sears and attorney general candidate Jason Miyares.
The blame for these wrongs and the present chaos in our schools lay squarely at the feet of 40-year-politician Terry McAuliffe,” Mr. Youngkin said Tuesday.
“Squarely at his feet, but also at George Soros-backed allies.”
WTOP News, Nick Iannelli
At a campaign rally in Fairfax County, Virginia, on Tuesday night, Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin told supporters he would have police officers stationed at all of the state’s schools if he wins this November.
“Every school will be required to have school resource officers on its campus,” Youngkin said.
“They will be on campus, or that school will lose its funding.”
At his rally, Youngkin called on the Virginia attorney general to investigate the Loudoun County public school system after one student was accused in two sexual assaults.
The Hill, Julia Manchester
Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin called for an investigation into the Loudoun County, Va. school board on Tuesday in the wake of two sexual assault allegations against students in the school district.
“I am calling for an immediate investigation into the Loudoun County School Board for their gross negligence,” Youngkin said to cheering crowds. “They had a duty of care and they failed,” Youngkin continued.
“They endangered our students and violated the Virginia Constitution.”
“As a father, I am ignited by an unwavering resolve to not just fix this but to hold those who have failed our children accountable,” the Republican said.
NBC 4, Jackie Bensen
At a campaign rally in Burke, Glenn Youngkin, Virginia’s Republican candidate for governor unveiled an education plan Tuesday that includes more police in schools and more parental control over what’s being taught.
After his speech inside a packed hall at the Burke Volunteer Fire Department, Youngkin addressed the overflow crowd gathered outside.
Earlier in the evening, he began his campaign speech with a reference to a recent incident in Loudoun County, where a teenage boy charged with sexual assault at one school was allowed to transfer to another school, where he was later charged in a second sexual assault.
“I am calling for an immediate investigation into the Loudoun County School Board for their gross negligence,” Youngkin said.
He went on to say that, if elected, he would require school resource officers to be present in every public school and would withhold funding from schools that do not comply.
He also promised to overturn Virginia law that gives principals leeway in reporting student actions to police that legally would be considered misdemeanors.
“The time for closed-door conversation and silencing parents is over. We must fix this now,” he said.
The National Review, Isaac Schorr
In front of a raucous crowd in Fairfax County on Tuesday evening, Glenn Youngkin called for an immediate investigation into an incident of sexual assault and alleged cover-up in Loudoun County while presenting his own four-point plan for student safety.
Laying the blame for the tragic events first reported on by the Daily Wire last week squarely at the feet of his opponent, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, and other members of his party, the Republican nominee to be the next governor of Virginia described himself as “heartbroken” but also “ignited” to action.
Townhall, Rebecca Downs
On Tuesday night, Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin made an announcement before a packed crowd in Burke, Virginia, calling for “an immediate investigation into the Loudoun County School Board for their gross negligence” to do with incidents involving alleged rape in the school district.
That Youngkin drew such a crowd in such a blue part of the commonwealth is further indicative of the momentum the Republican candidate appears to have with now less than two weeks to go before Election Day, on November 2.
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