Loudoun school dean charged with assault of a student


This is a news release from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office published verbatim.

A Middle School Dean at the Douglass School in Leesburg has been charged with the assault of a student that occurred last month.

The victim was reportedly inside a school bathroom vaping with several students on September 5, when he was confronted by Ryan C. Fortenbaugh, 35, from Purcellville, who is a dean at the school. The victim reported he was restrained by Fortenbaugh before being assaulted.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s arrested Fortenbaugh on October 2 on a citizen obtained arrest warrant for assault and battery. He has been on administrative leave from Loudoun County Public Schools since the reported incident.

Fortenbaugh was released on a summons.