“As parents, we have to trust that when we send our children to school they will be safe.  When that trust is so badly broken, there must be consequences.”

WhitbeckBennett Partner, Elizabeth Lancaster


Former principal accused in lawsuit of causing student’s suicide attempt


By: Evan Goodenow | Loudoun Times-Mirror | July 27, 2022


“The former principal of a private school in Ashburn is accused in a recently-filed lawsuit of bullying a student and causing her to attempt suicide.”


“In a $2.03 million lawsuit filed in Loudoun Circuit Court on July 19, Sylvia Israel, the former Loudoun School for Advanced Studies head of school, is accused of confronting the then-16-year-old girl on Oct. 14 about a knife found in a tree on school grounds. The suit, written by attorney Elizabeth Jean Lancaster, names Israel, the 6-12th grade school and Endeavor Schools LLC, its parent company, as defendants…”


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