VIDEO of Fire at Catholic School in Lorain, Ohio which Caused Over $1 Million in Damage in Suspected Arson

Over $1 million in damage was caused to St. Anthony of Padua School in Lorain, Ohio, in a suspected arson fire. The State Fire Marshal is offering a $5,000 reward for information about the fire. Most damages were caused in the gymnasium explained the Lorain Fire Department. The school wrote on their Facebook page: "There was a fire on campus very early this morning. Thankfully no one was hurt! It was an outside fire to the Social Hall & Gym. The fire was put out by the quick action of the Lorain Fire Department. An investigation is underway. Thank you for keeping us in your prayers!" 

It was at 4:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 30th when Lorain Fire Departmart was alerted by a witness who saw smoke coming from the gymnasium area of the school. The fire was extinguished in nearly 30 minutes. Fire investigators found broken windows leading to the gym.
In a video (above), by News 5 Cleveland, Alicia Stack, who was praying at the church's adoration chapel Friday said, “It makes me want to double-down in prayer, especially the rosary. We need that now more than ever.” This is the second time in 2022 year that a school with the name St. Anthony of Padua has been attacked with fire. In February, over $1 million in damage was done to St. Anthony of Padua School in Parma by another arson fire. Investigators don't think the incidents are related.