The FBI raided the home of a former Cleveland school employee accused of participating in the deadly riots at the US Capitol building.
Federal agents visited the home of 49-year-old Christine Priola, who resigned last week as an occupational therapist from Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Spectrum News reported.
Several file boxes and a large plastic bag of unknown materials were taken Friday night from the Lake County home, though no arrests were made, news station WKYC reported.
Priola had been accused of storming the US Capitol building Wednesday after photos surfaced on social media, but neither she or the district have confirmed her participation.
In her resignation letter Thursday, Priola said that she didn’t want to get the COVID-19 vaccine or pay union dues that “help fund people and groups that support the killing of unborn children.”
“I will be switching paths to expose the Global evil of human trafficking and pedophilia,” she wrote in the letter obtained by news station WTRF.
The school district has not commented on her resignation, but issued a statement about an unnamed former employee suspected of joining the riots.
“Questions raised today about a former CMSD employee’s alleged involvement in the riots at the U.S. Capitol this week have also raised questions about the District’s position on such behaviors,” district spokesperson said, WKYC reported.
“While CMSD deeply believes in the right of any individual to peacefully protest, as many did on the Capitol plaza on Wednesday afternoon, the District deeply condemns the actions of those involved in the riots inside the Capitol and on the Capitol grounds.”
Priola could not be reached for comment, Spectrum and WTRF reported.
FBI raids home of Cleveland school employee suspected of rioting at Capitol The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ New York Post.