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Reward added in St. Paul School vandalism

Man cleans statue at St. Paul's School Man cleans statue at St. Paul's School

The Covington Police Department offers a reward for information about vandalism at St. Paul's School on Saturday, April 27.

A CPD news release on Friday said the department will pay $500 to anyone who supplies information that leads to the arrest of the perpetrators. The reward will be added to any amount paid by Crimestoppers.

The morning of the incident, St. Paul's students arrived for a school event and discovered graffiti spray painted on religious statues and school buildings.

Covington Police Capt. Jack West said on April 27, "Our officers found swastikas, hail Satan, Hitler, sexually-oriented drawings."

Within minutes that same day, word spread about the vandalism at the school, run by the Christian Brothers.  With the help of dozens of volunteers, the graffiti was quickly cleaned up.

Covington police say most of the graffiti showed up on the chapel, so it could qualify as a hate crime.

Investigators urge anyone with information to call 985-892-8500 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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