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In an exclusive “Ingraham Angle,” Loudoun County, Va., Assistant Teacher Laurie Vandermeulen claimed the besieged district covered up her allegations of sexual assault and ended her retaliation for speaking out.
Vandermeulen claimed that a student touched her, groped around her and forced his hands into her privates as many as 80 times in one day, saying that administrators simply advised her to wear an apron and hold cardboard over her genitals as prevention.
Vandermeulen asked another teacher to bring the incidents up at a school board meeting, which she claimed led to retaliation. At an unrelated hearing, Vandermeulen said she and the other teacher were told their contracts would be terminated, which led to her being announced at a board hearing Tuesday.
“I have been a victim of sexual assault, and to say no, I have fallen victim again. My dismissal is nothing short of retaliation – teachers are intimidated into silence and it happens on your watch,” she said at the hearing.
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Ingraham asked Vandermeulen why Loudoun appears to be “committed to [another] cheeky disguise. “
“It makes no sense to me,” replied the educator. “We wanted help in our classroom with the behavior. We wanted reporting to happen. We want our jobs. We want to be there. We want to be with the kids. And you know, we kept trying to escalate things to get that help. And we lost our jobs. “
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She said she was given a “small piece of cardboard” to hold in front of her, saying that and the apron was the summary level of appeal options the district offered.
“I could never have imagined it would be like this. All we tried to do was help a student that we felt needed,” she said.
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“And for whatever reason, they did not want to do it. They would not help us with it.”
She said her experience sends a message to other teachers that talking about such behavioral violations can put their “job on hold.”