A University of Kentucky senior is among the individuals charged in connection with the US Capitol riot, according to an FBI affidavit.
Gracyn Courtright, 23, was captured on Capitol surveillance footage taking a sign reading “Members Only” near the Senate Chamber, the FBI said. She was not seen entering the Senate Chamber.
Since-deleted posts from Courtright’s Instagram and Twitter, along with screenshots of an Instagram direct message exchange, were also provided to law enforcement, the FBI continued.
The agency further cited an article from the university’s independent student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel, that “detailed her involvement in the riots.”
Courtright faces charges of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, theft of government property under $1,000, knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and knowingly engaging in disorderly or disruptive conducting in any restricted building or grounds.
While the University of Kentucky does not discuss individual disciplinary issues, the student code of conduct applies both on and off campus, university spokesman Jay Blanton tells CNN.
“If the university is made aware of a student taking actions in violation of local, state or federal laws, the student code of conduct applies in that context,” he said.