Catholic school in U.S. hit by vandals twice in three days as administrators prepare for new school year

DAVID INGRAM

UPDATE: Media in the U.S. report an arrest has been made in this case. CLICK HERE for an update from The Washington Post.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED AUGUST 16, 2022:

A Catholic school in the United States has been targeted by vandals twice in the same week.

The latest vandalism at St. Anthony Catholic School in Washington D.C. was discovered Friday. Police in the U.S. say someone ransacked the principal’s office and stole an amount of cash. Statues at the school were destroyed as well. The same school received damage from Criminals on Sunday who damaged a statue of St. Anthony and shattered a window.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help pay for the damaged caused by the criminals. The organizer described the damage, Our beautiful St. Anthony statue was knocked down and broken, the nearby concrete windowsill was broken, and the statue’s head is missing. Our three playground benches were also pulled out of the ground and damaged. This desecration is a hate-crime and was reported to the police.”


RELATED: Principal calls vandalism at Catholic school in Washington ‘a hate crime’


St. Anthony Catholic School has been a part of its local community since 1922 and is preparing to celebrate its 100th year.

LOCAL MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE VANDALISM

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