ASHBURN, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is addressing an incident at an Ashburn elementary school that prompted a response from law enforcement on Friday morning.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, an employee at Madison’s Trust Elementary School called 911 around 9:55 a.m. regarding a group of people who may have been behaving “disorderly” inside the office of the school.
They say the group entered the school by following a parent and a student who were cleared.
Madison’s Trust Elementary has been in the spotlight recently after students were instructed to role play as slaves in the Underground Railroad.
Loudoun County Public Schools has confirmed that 3rd, 4th and 5th graders were divided into groups and pretended to be slaves on the Underground Railroad in an obstacle course during gym class.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the group that went to the school on Friday wanted to discuss how the matter was being addressed.
When the school administrator declined to discuss the incident, the group left the office, loudly saying “no justice, no peace” on their way out.
Deputies who responded to the scene described it as “calm.”
They say six people in black could be seen leaving the building.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the group was compliant with the deputies at the scene.
The Sheriff’s Office believes the group was participating in a protest – with one member describing the group as “Black Panthers.”
The Sheriff’s Office says no one threatened the staff or students.
A school resource officer remained on the scene as a precaution.
The Sheriff’s Office is reviewing the incident, specifically the circumstances surrounding the group entering the school.