Arson Attack on Catholic School in Northern Ireland

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BELFAST, Northern Ireland, JUNE 9, 2002 (Zenit.org).- A Catholic school in east Belfast was damaged early Saturday in an arson attack.



Fires were started and flammable liquid poured into an art room and corridor at Our Lady and St Patrick´s College in Kingsway, BBC reported. A petrol bomb was also thrown into the building during the attack.

"My concern is to see what kind of damage has been done there -- obviously pupils may suffer from this," said vice principal Patrick McAlinden.

Meanwhile, a house in Lisburn in County Antrim was also attacked with a petrol bomb during the night. A neighbor extinguished the fire and said a petrol bomb had ignited at the rear door causing minor damage.