An organization that has been highly critical of Loudoun County public schools is itself under fire.
Fight for Schools has been working to try and recall several school board members.
Now the group’s founder, Ian Prior, is apologizing for a retweet on the Fight for Schools account that appeared to advocate the rape of a school nurse working in Connecticut.
A rival Loudoun parent group, Loudoun 4 All, spotlighted the retweet and is calling on Prior to step down from his leadership role.
In a Twitter reply, Prior wrote: “Last night a completely inappropriate tweet was amplified by this account. This was unacceptable, we take responsibility and immediately changed the management of this account.
In a statement to News4, Prior said Fight for Schools fired the company that ran its social media account.
Prior’s full statement:
“The retweet the other night was completely irrelevant. The company that runs our social media has apologized for carelessly retweeting without reading beyond the title, but it was reckless, unacceptable and goes to the against everything we stand for.
“That’s why we deleted the tweet, took responsibility and ended the relationship as soon as I found out.
“Regarding Loudoun for All and their ‘demands’ – their purpose and existence seems to be solely to oppose Fight for Schools and its efforts. If this organization is truly solution-oriented and honest dialogue, we challenge her to participate in an open forum to discuss the issues we have been highlighting for over a year.”