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Posted on: October 3, 2018

Middle School Dean Charged with Assault & Battery of Student


October 3, 2018

Contact: Kraig Troxell, Media Relations and Communications Manager, 703-771-5278

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Alex Kowalski, Public Information Officer, 703-777-0625 

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Loudoun County, VA- 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. 


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