Court okays grand jury probe in school sex assaults
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An attempt by the Loudoun County School Board to shut down a grand jury investigating the school system’s handling of two sexual assaults has been rejected by the Supreme Court of Virginia.
On Friday, the high court upheld a ruling by a circuit court judge who denied the board’s request for an injunction.
The board argued that a special grand jury empaneled by Attorney General Jason Miyares is politically motivated and violates a state constitutional provision giving school boards authority over educational affairs.
Miyares maintains that the grand jury is needed to uncover why a boy accused of sexually assaulting a girl in one high school was allowed to transfer to another school, where he was convicted of sexually assaulting a second girl.
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