Another incident of vandalism happened over the St. Catherine of Siena school this past weekend. In this photo, graffiti is displayed on the nearby church walls. Photo by Michelle Melissa Medeiros

More vandalism over weekend at St. Catherine of Siena

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  • May 25, 2015

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. - Peel Regional Police are investigating another incident of vandalism at St. Catherine of Siena School in Mississauga.

Within the past two months, both the school and neighbouring St. Catherine of Siena Church have experienced several incidents of vandalism and damage to property.

"Both incidents are being very aggressively investigated by the Criminal Investigation Bureau," said Const. Lillian Fitzpatrick. "This is wrong and it has to stop."

The latest incident of vandalism took place over the weekend. Lines of graffiti covered the walls as students arrived for classes Monday morning.

Fitzpatrick said it is too early to determine if both incidents are connected and if it was carried out by an individual or a group of individuals.

"Because there has been so much coverage of the initial incident, it is also possible that someone could have just been copy-catting that, but that's something we're still looking into," said Fitzpatrick.

Both incidents are being investigated as cases of hate crime. The 12 Division crime bureau continues to ask the public or anyone who may have information about these crimes to contact 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121 ext. 1233.

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