The horrifying rape of a ninth-grade girl in Loudon County, Virginia, at the hands of a boy dressed as a girl has caused a ripple effect across the country, even leading to a Department of Justice memo targeting ant-Critical Race Theory parents.

As you may recall, Scott Smith—the victim’s father—was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and evading arrest during a Loudon County school board meeting in which Smith accused the school of covering up the rape of his daughter.

It later came to light that the same rapist had assaulted another girl at a different Loudon County school and was simply transferred to Smith’s daughter’s school, where he allegedly struck again.

Smith became the face of the DOJ’s campaign against irate parents protesting at school board meetings, and at the behest of the National School Board Association, labeled parents like Scott “domestic terrorists.”

As it turns out, their fury was justified.

In response to the new revelations that school board officials covered up the assaults, this week, students at several Loudon County staged a walkout to protest the school system’s denial of the rapes.

The Washington Examiner reported the following:

“Scores of students at Loudoun County public high schools walked out of class Tuesday to protest the county school board’s handling of a sexual assault that has drawn nationwide attention.

Videos showed large numbers of students outside the entrances of all the major county high schools.

Students outside Broad Run High School were recorded chanting ‘Loudoun County protects rapists.’ Video from Loudoun County High School showed a much quieter scene, while students at Riverside High School were chanting outside the entrance to the school.”

The Loudon County rape has even become a discussion point in the halls of Congress.

On Wednesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland—who has been accused of using parents such as Scott Smooth as justification for his memo instructing the FBI to target anti-CRT parents— was pressed by Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton on what he knew about the rape and whether Garland in part used Smith’s reaction at the hearing to frame his memo.

Garland had previously claimed he had no knowledge about the case.

The Washington Examiner reported the heated exchange:

“In a heated line of questioning, Cotton asked Garland about a controversial memo directing the FBI to monitor threats of violence against school board members that Cotton equated to the ‘harassment and intimidation’ of parents protesting aspects of school curricula.

Cotton then asked Garland about the violence that took place before he began his role.

‘Have you issued a memorandum like your Oct. 4 memorandum about the Black Lives Matter riots last summer?’ Cotton asked.

‘In the summer of 2020?’ Garland asked.

‘A lot of crimes committed,’ Cotton interjected.

‘They were under the previous administration,’ said Garland, who was confirmed as attorney general in March.

Cotton then turned to a reported rape at a school in Loudoun County, Virginia, accusing Garland of condemning the victim’s father for protesting the school’s response.

Garland called the incident ‘the most horrific crime I could imagine,’ and he said the victim’s father is protected by the First Amendment to protest.

Cotton called the response ‘shameful.’

‘Thank God you are not on the Supreme Court,’ Cotton said. ‘You should resign in disgrace, judge.’”

The 15-year-old suspect was convicted of the rape this week. It is no longer merely an allegation. Scott Smith was justified in his outrage, and so are the students who staged the walkouts in protest of the despicable school administrators as well.