Frederick County School Board responds to member’s arrest

Without mentioning his name, the Frederick County School Board released a statement by email on the recent arrest of one of its members.

Board member Miles Adkins was arrested Tuesday, February 27 on four misdemeanor charges stemming from the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

According to the statement released by email Friday, the board says it takes seriously its commitment to supervise and support the school division.

“The Frederick County School Board takes seriously its commitment to supervise and support our school division. As members elected to serve on this Board, we remain focused on working together to support our students, staff, and others who play an integral role in educating the children in our communities. We are aware of the recent charges against a fellow Board member. While we do not condone the underlying allegations, we also understand that the court system involves a decision-making process that is separate from the role and obligations of our School Board. As that process proceeds, our focus will stay where it needs to: on the children in our county. We will continue to make decisions that serve in the best interests of our students, while working to ensure that the educational environment in our schools is not disrupted by these events.”

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Stephens City man is arrested for his Jan. 6, 2021 involvement

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Facing charges of entering and remaining in or on the grounds of a restricted building and disorderly and disruptive conduct in said building Miles Adkins was arrested yesterday.

Adkins also faces charges of disorderly conduct in a capitol building and parading and demonstrating or picketing in said building.

The 40-year-old Stephens City resident was seen on video and social media inside the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021.

Adkins is seen in some stills from video footage assisting others to enter the building.

Other stills from videos show the Frederick County School Board member holding a beverage can while inside the building.

According to a confidential source in evidence submitted by the FBI Adkins is recorded on social media bragging to a friend that he was drinking Coors lite and Fireball inside the Capitol Building.

Reportedly Adkins was chanting let’s get beer as he left the building around 3:30 that afternoon.

After appearing in court for these misdemeanor charges Adkins was released on his own recognizance.

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