Jason Miyares. Photo credit: Washington Post

by Kerry Dougherty

On Day One in office, Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares announced that his office would be investigating Loudoun County schools. He’s vowed to learn exactly how an accused sex offender who allegedly attacked one girl in May 2021 at Stone Bridge High was quietly moved to another Loudoun County school, Broad Run High School, where he was able to attack a second girl in the fall.

The public has an absolute right to know how this happened and who covered up the sex crimes.

When Miyares finishes with Loudoun County he should turn his attention to another school district: Newport News.

In September of 2021 a 15-year-old student at Heritage High School brought a gun to school and opened fire on two Newport News classmates. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the head and hand, a 17-year-old girl was shot in the leg.

Several other students were injured in the stampede after the shootings.

Here’s what needs to be investigated: In the aftermath of the bloody attacks, we learned that the shooter — er, alleged shooter — was wearing a court-ordered ankle bracelet at the time.


Because he was awaiting a court hearing on ANOTHER shooting of yet another child from 2020, when he was 14.

Parents in Newport News have a right to know why this monster, who was already facing malicious wounding charges from his first shooting, was in school. An electronic monitoring device does nothing to prevent crime. It only allows authorities to pick up the suspect once one is committed.

Look, if a kid is accused of a violent act that warrants a court-ordered tracking device, he should be presumed to be too dangerous to be in a regular high school among decent kids.

Alternative schools and home-based tutors are the only places for these punks.

Virginia parents should be able to trust that their kids are safe from violent criminals and sex offenders in the classroom. That clearly isn’t the case in Newport News and Loudoun County.

It has to stop.

Coddling violent criminals by allowing them to fade into a general school population is dangerous. Two kids almost paid with their lives for this nitwittery in Newport News.

The new administration in Richmond needs to make it clear that Virginia’s schools are not going to be safe havens for dangerous miscreants.

Miyares is going to be busy.

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17 responses to “AG Miyares and Safe Schools”

  1. As the left would say, ‘Kids will be kids.’ We can’t label someone for life just because of some simple playground shenanigans.

  2. Stephen Haner Avatar
    Stephen Haner

    In these cases, administrators know they will be sued either way. If the kid is totally suspended before the pending court case actually finds guilt, the parents and ACLU and lefty politicians will be crying a river, so they make the very bad decision to take the risk. In these cases, now the lawsuits can and must go the other way — make them pay the price.

    1. killerhertz Avatar

      The outcome is irrelevant. The PR alone is worth the damage done to government schools. The sooner funding is siphoned away and repatriated to students for homeschool and private education the better.

      1. LarrytheG Avatar

        I think you’re gonna be one of those disappointed with Youngkin… right?

        1. killerhertz Avatar

          Who knows. He’s just one man. Change will only happen when parents continue to opt out and question the system they’ve inherited.

          1. LarrytheG Avatar

            you can start worrying when bus drivers and teachers start getting covid from unvaccinated and unmasked kids… and the schools no longer have enough staff to operate.

            dealing with the ignorant is a problem.

          2. killerhertz Avatar

            All those things sound glorious to me. Schools will shut down. Parents will wonder wtf they are paying taxes for.

            You forgot the part where vaccinated are getting the coof and kids are getting covid in schools and transmitting it while wearing masks. Even the CDC finally admitted cloth masks are garbage a couple days ago, which anyone with a background in common sense could have told them. SCIENCE!

  3. VaNavVet Avatar

    Maybe some day Kerry and Miyares will show the same concern for the safety of students by taking Covid seriously.

  4. LarrytheG Avatar

    Yep. Without legislation, this is a lose-lose for the schools. Either way, they will encounter legal issues until the state clarifies their responsibilities and liability.

    That might be an appropriate role for the AJ to take the lead on but it’s inappropriate from him to “investigate” individual schools IMHO.

    Kerry and her ilk are frustrated and don’t seem to care at all about the right way to deal with the issue. Much better to attack the public school system when they already have significant issues to deal with including other attacks from the Gov on impediments to maintaining safe schools during COVID.

    The cretins and wackadoodles are going to run amok for a while now that “their guy” is “in-charge”. The question is – is he going to be a reasonable and rational leader or is he going to let the wackadoodles lead him.

    1. killerhertz Avatar

      Hate to tell you but the war on covid is ending in the real world. People are tired of seeing code orange year after year like we did with the war on terror. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, don’t get fooled again.

      1. LarrytheG Avatar

        ending in the minds of the ignorant, perhaps. In the real world , hospitals are still slammed and people are still dying… if you go to the doctor, expect to wear a mask and have your temperature checked – SOP right now today.

        Gonna take a flight or try to take a cruise or go to another country? better check reality first.

        1. killerhertz Avatar

          Um. The people in my neck of the woods are more concerned with empty grocery shelves and inflation, which will be double digit by year end.

          1. LarrytheG Avatar

            even worse when you’re on a ventilator and classified as unvaccinated….

            those empty shelves and inflation are because of a shortage of workers, no?

            Does COVID have something to do with that?

          2. killerhertz Avatar

            Oh Larry, nobody needs more excuses. Nobody will care in November either. To your credit, at least you didn’t blame this even bigger dumpster fire of this past year on Trump like other liberals tend to do.

          3. They need to lower their standards and accept Bidenomics

          4. killerhertz Avatar

            Own nothing and you will be happy. amiright?

          5. Now you are one of the great unwashed! welcome aboard.

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