The National Maronite School in Baalbeck was attacked by unknowns on Thursday, June 23rd, at around 12 p.m.
The state-run NNA reported that the school was attacked by unknown assailants. They smashed the windows and doors and vandalized the school, scattering some of its contents.
Local activists denounced the attack on the educational institution. The head of the school, Monsignor Paul Keyrouz, affirmed that everyone condemned the attack.
He added: “No one would accept an attack on a school whose mission is love for all, and it provides an educational, social and humanitarian message, and provides education at the lowest possible cost for the children of Baalbek.”
Until now, neither the perpetrator nor the reason is known.
The National Maronite School, which reopened in 1997, provides education to over 600 students who have no other educational alternative.
Many of these students are barely able to even pay partial tuition, and the school has been struggling to raise funds to continue its educational mission in the region.