Demonstrators present at the U.S. Capitol during Wednesday’s raid are receiving suspensions and losing their jobs, according to various reports.
At the time of this writing, a Pennsylvania teacher, Chicago real estate agent, Texas attorney, and more have either lost their jobs or have been suspended following the Wednesday riots.
Teacher ‘temporarily relieved’ of duties
In Pennsylvania, Allentown’s Morning Call on Thursday reported that the Allentown School District has suspended one of its teachers, a male who remains unnamed at the time of this reporting, who reportedly took part at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
In a statement, the district said, “While we all have the right to express ourselves, it is important to do so respectfully.”
The statement added, “We understand that many members of our community are upset by the image. At the same time, the district has an obligation to respect the First Amendment rights of our staff and students. Because of the emotion and controversy stirred by the events of January 6, 2021, the teacher has been temporarily relieved of his teaching duties until the School District can complete a formal investigation of his involvement.”
The outlet noted that the teacher in question was one of several people who were reportedly fired or who had been asked to resign from their positions as a result of allegedly attending the demonstration on Wednesday.