University of Kentucky student indicted after the US Capitol riot

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – A University of Kentucky student faces four federal charges for allegedly entering the United States Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot.

Gracyn Courtright has been accused of knowingly entering or staying in a restricted building or site without legal authority, knowingly engaging in disorderly or disruptive behavior in a restricted building or site, violent entry and disorderly behavior for reasons of the Capitol, and theft of state property .

In a 19-page federal criminal complaint, the FBI releases multiple pieces of evidence, most of which courtrights are social media posts.

Officials included screenshots of Courtright’s now-disabled Instagram account, showing images outside the capital with the caption, “Cant wait to tell my grandchildren I was here”.

On Instagram messages, Courtright says she didn’t see violence and says, “It’s history” and “I thought it was cool.”

The complaint also includes screenshots of videos posted on a now-deleted Twitter account, as well as a photo from a security camera in the capital showing Courtright with a sign that reads “Members Only”.

According to the complaint, Courtright’s father admitted their involvement. It is said that he told the FBI that Courtright went to Washington DC to attend the “party”.

Courtright is from West Virginia and is a senior at the University of Kentucky. A UK spokesperson told WKYT that they are not discussing disciplinary issues but saying that the school’s code of conduct applies both on and off campus and would apply if a student breaks local state or federal laws.

Five people, including a police officer from the capital, died in the riot.

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