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Posted: Saturday, 27 April 2013 5:18PM

Vandalism at Covington Catholic high school



 The Covington Police Department received a call of vandalism at St. Paul's Catholic High School about 8 o'clock Saturday morning. 
The school's principal, Brother Ray Bullard, said the school had been victimized overnight.

Officers arrived at the school and found approximately 40 different locations on the school campus had been painted with spray paint, while others were splashed with latex house paint.

The schools chapel and religious statues were targeted with "Hail Satan 666," numerous swastikas, and the word "Hitler" spelled out on the supports for the bell tower. Some of the statues had the Star of David spray painted on them, while others had obscene drawings.

Preliminary reports seem to indicate that the cost of manpower, equipment, and chemicals to clean up the vandalism should run close to $2,000.

While the Officers were still conducting their investigation, students, former students, parents of students, and parents of former students began arriving in response to an email sent out by Brother Ray. Approximately 60 people began the clean-up.

By 2 p.m., all remnants of the attack had been removed. Brother Ray advised Officers that Saint Paul's would be open on Monday.
The Covington Police Department is asking for assistance from the public in solving this apparent hate crime. Anyone with information is asked to call the Covington Police Department at 985-892-8500.

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