- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

A Virginia school board member was arrested Tuesday for allegedly blocking people from entering a Donald Trump rally in Ashburn.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s deputies arrested county school board member Joy Maloney at about 9 a.m. after witnesses said she tried to prevent rally goers from entering Briar Woods High School, EAGNews.com reported.

Sheriff spokesman Kraig Troxell said Ms. Maloney was asked to go to the back of the line, but she refused to do so before sitting on the ground, the Loudoun Times-Mirror reported.

“As this was a private event contracted through Loudoun County Public Schools, the organizers revoked her ticket and she continued to refuse to leave the premises,” Mr. Troxell said.

Ms. Maloney, 45, was taken into custody and charged with trespassing.

A magistrate released her on a $1,000 unsecured bond.

A social media user who posted a photo of Ms. Maloney’s arrest on Facebook said the school board member was wearing a “Love trumps hate” button at the time of her arrest.


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