Allentown teacher suspended for attending Capitol riot

Written by on January 12, 2021

Allentown teacher suspended for attending Capitol riot

By Ben Stemrich

January 12, 2021

FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol in Washington. In what could be the longest of legal longshots, several of those arrested for storming the U.S. Capitol are holding out hope that President Donald Trump will use some of his last hours in office to grant all the rioters a full and complete pardon. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Allentown School District officials are investigating a teacher who went to the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last Wednesday — the day the building was stormed by pro-Trump supporters.

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Jason Moorehead is a social studies teacher at Raub Middle School in Allentown. In a widely circulated screenshot, he allegedly posted a picture on social media of himself at the D.C. rally on Wednesday with a quote saying, “Doing my civic duty.”

Moorehead was linked to another post that said “don’t worry, the Capitol is insured,”  and his response: “This!”.

The King-Spry Law Firm is representing the Allentown School District in the matter. A solicitor with the firm says they are currently looking into all the facts of the teacher’s involvement. He says they are still in the interview process, but moving quickly. 

A statement from the district says Moorehead has been relieved of his teaching duties while an investigation is being conducted.

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