Correspondence Between LCPS and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
Below you will find correspondence between Loudoun County Public Schools and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office regarding incidents that have received national attention in the media.
As a school division, we remain deeply concerned about the potential harm and diminished focus this ongoing narrative is having on our school community and the safety and wellbeing of our students. LCPS continues to seek a collaborative and productive partnership with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office as we move forward.
In a recent letter to Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), Sheriff Mike Chapman suggests the school division was properly notified of charges filed against an LCPS student.
Code of Virginia § 22.1-279.3:1(B) provides that “local law-enforcement authorities shall report, and the principal or his designee and the division superintendent shall receive such reports, on offenses, wherever committed, by students enrolled at the school if the offense would be a felony if committed by an adult . . .” To date, Sheriff Chapman has not acknowledged the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office’s obligation to report offenses per this Code section.
LCPS welcomes the opportunity to discuss with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office how we can work together with open lines of communication to best serve the students and families of Loudoun County Public Schools.