On Friday night, federal agents entered the home of an occupational therapist with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District who resigned on Thursday. Federal agents have not revealed why they were searching the home and garage located in the eastern suburbs.
A News 5 crew was on the scene as the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed law enforcement activity at the home of the former Cleveland Schools employee but said at this time no one has been taken into custody.
Federal investigators arrived at the home before 10 p.m. carrying evidence boxes into the home.
The former CMSD staffer, whom we have chosen not to identify at this time, submitted an unusual resignation letter to the district on Thursday. The letter, which was in a personnel file provided by the district, reads:
I am leaving CMSD for the following reasons:
1. I will not be taking the corona virus 19 vaccine in order to return to in person learning.
2. I will be switching paths to expose the global evil of human trafficking and pedophilia, including in our government and children’s service agencies.
3. I do not agree with my union dues which help fund people and groups that support the killing of unborn children.
I will be working on completing paperwork and will not be seeing students virtually.
The baseless belief that a global human trafficking and pedophilia ring led by Democratic government officials is propagated by the conspiracy theory group QAnon.
While Gov. DeWine announced earlier this week the state's plan to make COVID-19 vaccines available to educators by Feb. 1, CMSD has not publicly announced plans to make vaccination compulsory to staff members. You can read CMSD CEO Eric Gordon's statement about the vaccine here.
This story is developing and will be updated with more information as it becomes available.