Missouri teacher charged in January 6 Capitol riot in Washington

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A teacher at a Springfield, Missouri, Christian school has been charged for her involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot in Washington, D.C.


Eastern Missouri woman accused in Capitol riot faces fines and possible jail time

Federal court documents say 29-year-old Kelsey Leigh Ann Wilson has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a Capitol building.

Courtesy: U.S. Attorney’s Office

Court records say Wilson self-surrendered to authorities on August 18 and made her first court appearance in Springfield that same day. She is currently being held in a U.S. Marshals holding facility in Springfield, where she is being cooperative with authorities.

Authorities contacted her husband, Zachary Wilson, to confirm her identity. Zachary was also charged in the January riot.


Missouri man arrested on federal charges relating to the riots at the US Capitol

Court records say while on release bond, Wilson will return to her Springfield home and told federal officials she does not own any firearms, nor does she have any dangerous weapons in her home.

Federal records say Wilson is a first-grade teacher at Dayspring Christian School, a private school is Springfield. KOLR has reached out to the school for a statement on her involvement in the riot:

Kelsey Wilson has been employed with DCS for one month. As soon as we were made aware of the incident, she was placed on administrative leave pending further review.

– DCS Administration

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