Vandermeulen은 한 학생이 그녀를 만졌다고 주장했습니다., 그녀를 더듬고 그녀의 사생활을 80 하루에 몇 번, saying administrators simply advised her to wear an apron and hold cardboard over her genitalia as prevention.
Vandermeulen asked another teacher to bring up the incidents 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, leading her to go public at a Tuesday board hearing.
“나는 가지고있다 been a sexual assault 희생자, and for speaking out, I have been victimized again. My termination is nothing short of retaliation — teachers are being intimidated into silence and it’s happening on your watch,” she said at the hearing.
Ingraham asked Vandermeulen why Loudoun appears to be “engaged in [다른] brazen cover-up.”
“It makes no sense to me,” the educator responded. “We wanted assistance in our classroom with the behavior. We wanted mandated reporting to happen. We want our jobs. We want to be there. We want to be with the kids. 과, 알 잖아, we continued to try to escalate things to get that help. And we lost our jobs.”
She recounted being given a “small piece of cardboard” to hold in front of her, saying that and the apron were the summary level of recourse the district offered.
“I never could have imagined that it would be like this. All we were trying to do is to help a student that we felt was in need,” 그녀가 말했다.
“And for whatever reason, they didn’t want to do that. They didn’t want to help us with that.”
She said her experience sends a message to other teachers that speaking up about such behavioral violations can put their “job on the chopping block.”