Islamic school broken into, vandalized

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A small Islamic private school in Worcester was broken into last week, computers and iPads in an administrative office smashed, and books thrown around a hallway, a school official said.

Dr. Khaled Abdelkader, chairman of the board of directors at Alhuda Academy on East Mountain Street, said officials had not found evidence the school was targeted for its religious affiliation.

“That’s a big question, we don’t know,” Abdelkader said. “Nobody left any graffiti or any letters, or anything so far. The police officer was saying that’s usually the case, but we cannot rule that out.”

Books were thrown onto the floor, iPads students use in class were smashed, computers broken, and wires cut, Abdelkader said. Thursday and Friday were snow days, so school officials did not know when the break-in occurred.

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