(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) – Former Superintendent Scott Ziegler of Loudoun County Public Schools was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge by a Virginia jury on Friday.
Ziegler, who had been charged with three misdemeanor charges, was found guilty of illegally firing a teacher who testified before a special grand jury that was investigating Ziegler and the Loudoun County School Board's response to a pair of sexual assault incidents in district high schools.
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Ziegler was fired from his position as the chief of Loudoun County Public Schools after the special grand jury, which was impaneled by Attorney General Jason Miyares, issued its report late last year. The verdict means Ziegler faces up to a year in prison or a $2,500 fine.