Ferryland RCMP investigates extensive damages at St. Bernard’s Elementary in Witless Bay

January 19, 2023
Ferryland, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release


A picture of St. Bernard's Elementary School.
A picture of a double set of doors. The upper glass window pane of each door is smashed.

Ferryland RCMP is investigating extensive damages to St. Bernard's Elementary that occurred late last night.

At approximately 11:50 p.m. on January 18, 2023, police responded to a commercial alarm at the elementary school in Witless Bay. Upon arrival it was discovered that the school had been broken into and more than 30 exterior windows were smashed. Inside, a number of fire extinguishers were deployed. The damages and required clean-up caused a school closure today.

A male was seen running from the property during the alarm.

The investigation is continuing.

Anyone having information about this crime or the individual(s) responsible, including available surveillance footage, is asked to contact Ferryland RCMP at 709-432-2440 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers: #SayItHere 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit www.nlcrimestoppers.com or use the P3Tips app.


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