Arson Attack on Catholic School in Northern Ireland

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

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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.

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