LCPS Releases Statement on Ex-Dominion High School Band Teacher

LCPS Releases Statement on Ex-Dominion High School Band Teacher

As the investigation into Dominion High School Principal John Brewer continues, Loudoun County Public Schools has released information about the county’s knowledge of complaints against band director Brian Damron.

Damron left his teaching position at Dominion High School for a position in a Florida school system where he reportedly behaved inappropriately toward a student. Brewer wrote Damron a recommendation letter and is now on leave while LCPS investigates if there was any negligence or wrongdoing on his part that put students at risk.

LCPS central administration received a single complaint about Brian Damron prior to his resignation in early 2015.  The complaint was reported to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, but no criminal charges were filed. In addition, LCPS central administration conducted an investigation about the complaint and determined that there was insufficient evidence to seek a revocation of Damron’s teaching license at that time, LCPS Public Information Officer Wayde Byard said.

When LCPS received additional complaints and information about Damron in late 2016, a new investigation was conducted and a petition for license revocation was filed. As a result, Damron surrendered his Virginia teaching license, Byard said.

The Loudoun County School Board has scheduled a closed session March 20, where it may decide whether to fire or reinstate Brewer. The board already met in closed session on March 13, but did not report on its actions.