Federal authorities arrested a first grade teacher at a Springfield Christian school Wednesday for her alleged role in the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol Building.
The allegations stem from Facebook posts and photos that show Kelsey Leigh Ann Wilson, Monett, who teaches at Dayspring Christian School, in and outside the Capitol.
Wilson, whose husband Zachary was indicted earlier on the same charges (and who said he was with his wife during one of the Facebook posts), was released on her own recognizance following a brief hearing Thursday in U. S. District Court in Springfield.
The allegations against Wilson and her husband are detailed in the indictment:The FBI became aware of the involvement of ZACHARY WILSON (Z. WILSON), after an anonymous tip was provided indicating that Z. WILSON, of Springfield, Missouri, had posted on his Facebook account, “Zach Wilson” that he had entered the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and while inside the Capitol, Z. WILSON had entered the office of the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi’s office.
Based on my training and experience, I am aware that Facebook is an online social media platform accessible from both mobile devices and computers. I am also aware that Facebook is used by individuals around the world to post information and share content with “friends” and/or the public.
On January 23, 2021, the FBI received a DVD from the U.S. Capitol Police, which contained surveillance video, showing Z. WILSON and KELSEY WILSON walking inside the U.S. Capitol, on January 6, 2021.
On February 12, 2021, Z. WILSON was charged by Criminal Complaint, through the District of Columbia, for being in violation of Title 18, Section 1752(a)(1) and (2), in that Z. WILSON knowingly entered or remained in a restricted building.
See a below image of Z. WILSON and KELSEY WILSON walking about the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building pertaining to the aforementioned surveillance video. Both Z. WILSON and KELSEY WILSON are located in the lower portion of the image (circled in red).
Based on the foregoing, your affiant submits that there is probable cause to believe that KELSEY LEIGH ANN WILSON violated 18 U.S.C. § 1752(a)(1) and (2), which makes it a crime to (1) knowingly enter or remain in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to do so; and (2) knowingly, and with intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, engage in disorderly or disruptive conduct in, or within such proximity to, any restricted building or grounds when, or so that, such conduct, in fact, impedes or disrupts the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions; or attempts or conspires to do so.