WASHINGTON, D.C. — A former Shaler Area School District substitute teacher has been sentenced to 66 months in prison for his role in the U.S. Capitol riot.
Robert Morss, 29, was sentenced Wednesday after being convicted last year of assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers with a dangerous weapon, obstruction of an official proceeding and robbery.
U.S. District Court Judge Trevor N. McFadden, also ordered 24 months of supervised release and restitution of $2,000.
Morss was identified from various photos and videos taken during the incident.
He was criminally charged after agents spoke with numerous witnesses who knew Morss and were able to identify him from the pictures.
Morss also was captured on video near the front line of rioters who pushed past police guarding the Capitol, organizing a shield wall in the violent attack on officers inside the Lower West Terrace tunnel and entering into the Capitol through a broken window.
Morss was caught on video addressing officers and can be heard saying, “You guys are betraying us. You get paid enough to betray your people?” Morss then pointed and said “Look they are coming in over there.” He then said, “This is our Capitol. This is our Capitol.”
Morss also was among the rioters who ripped riot shields out of the hands of police officers, according to court documents.