Teen charged in driving lesson crash at Loudon County High School

Leesburg police charged a 14-year-old boy with reckless driving after a lesson took a turn for the worse and ended with a crash at Loudoun County High School, a spokesman said Thursday.

The Leesburg teen, who authorities said was getting driving lessons Wednesday when he lost control of an SUV and drove into the high school’s maintenance building, was charged with reckless driving on private property.

Lt. Jeff Dube, a police spokesman, said the teen hit the SUV’s gas instead of the brake, causing the 1 p.m. crash at the Dry Mill Run school. He said the teen was clearly at fault and did not have a driving permit.

Dube said there were no injuries, and the teen’s parent, who was giving him driving lessons at the time of the accident, was not charged.

He said the crash left a big hole in the high school’s maintenance building.

The SUV was towed from the scene, Dube said.

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Victoria St. Martin covers breaking news and Prince William County for The Post's Local desk.
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