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Christine Priola biography: 13 things about US Capitol riot suspect from Lake County, Ohio

Christine Marie Priola

Christine Marie Priola

Christine Marie Priola is a white woman from Ohio, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:

  1. She lives in Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio. (a)
  2. She went to Eastlake North High School. (a)
  3. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology at Capital University and attended the University of Indianapolis for her graduate degree. (a)
  4. In 2009, she and her husband divorced. (a)
  5. She has one daughter. (a)
  6. In August 2000, she started working as an occupational therapist for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District in Cleveland, Ohio. She took a year off in 2013 and returned in 2014. (a)
  7. In 2015, she changed her last name from Snyder to Priola, which is her grandmother’s maiden name. (a)
  8. In May 2018, she remarried. In December 2018, she filed for divorce. (a)
  9. While on leave from work, she participated in the riot at U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C., USA on January 6, 2021. That day, Donald Trump supporters breached the building while a joint session of Congress was certifying the vote of the Electoral College and affirming Joe Biden‘s victory in the 2020 presidential election. During the riot, she was photographed holding a sign that says in part “The Children Cry Out for Justice” while pointing a cellphone at a man occupying the seat of 48th U.S. vice president Mike Pence. (c)
  10. On January 7, 2021, she submitted a resignation letter to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District citing three reasons for her departure. She said she was not willing to take a new coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine in order to return to in-person learning, she is switching career paths to “expose the global evil of human trafficking and pedophilia” and she does not agree with her union dues funding abortion. (b)
  11. On the evening of January 8, 2021, authorities from the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service and Willoughby Police Department went to her house in Willoughby and took several file boxes and a large plastic bag of unknown materials. (b)
  12. U.S. Marshals Service deputy U.S. marshal David Kasulones submitted an affidavit to establish probable cause to believe that she knowingly entered or remained in a restricted building and committed violent entry and unlawful activities on U.S. Capitol grounds. The affidavit was assigned to U.S. Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey on January 13, 2021. (c)
  13. On the morning of January 14, 2021, FBI agents arrested her at her house in Willoughby. She appeared before Magistrate Judge Jonathan Greenberg in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. The judge transferred her case to Washington, D.C., released her on a recognizance bond and prohibited her from travelling to northern Ohio and Washington, D.C. except for court purposes. She was 49 years old when she was arrested. (a)

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