Fairfax County Public Schools were notified by police that middle school counselor Darren Thornton had been arrested not once, but twice on crimes of pedophilia and still failed to fire the convicted sex offender, granting him access to children for nearly two years after his initial arrest. In a public statement made this week, the left-wing school district pled ignorance of Thornton’s criminal history, but law enforcement has confirmed that school officials were notified of his arrests when they happened.
As National File reported yesterday, Darren Thornton, a now-former counselor at Fairfax County’s Glasgow Middle School, was arrested shortly after he was hired in November of 2020 and charged with soliciting a child for sex. Thornton was convicted of the felony pedophilia charge in March of this year and forced to register as a sex offender. He was also handed a 5-year suspended prison sentence.
Shortly after his conviction, Thornton was arrested once more, on June 13th, in a pervert round-up that was widely reported by local media.
According to the Chesterfield County Police Department, which arrested Thornton both in 2020 and 2022, Fairfax County Public Schools were promptly notified of both of his arrests, the first of which took place just weeks after he was hired by the school district.
Additionally, public records pertaining to Thornton back up the police’s assertion and prove that Fairfax County was indeed notified of his pedophilia and criminality, yet apparently failed to act.