By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 17 March 2014:
Another school has been attacked and vandalized in Derna.
A group of men broke into Al-Usta . . .[restrict]Umar Secondary School in the town at around 3 am on Friday morning and set papers, books and furniture on fire. This then spread causing considerable damage to parts of the school.
It was initially assumed and misreported by a passer-by who saw smoke coming out of the buildings that it had been hit by an RPG.
“The school is very old and known all over Libya”, said a Derna Local Council source. “I was there myself”. There was no apparent reason for the attack on the all-boys institution. The only one he could think of was possibly a vendetta by former students. Alternatively, he thought that the attackers could have been on drugs.
The school should be working normally tomorrow, Tuesday, he said. Repair work was being carried out.
Five schools have been attacked in Derna over the past year. [/restrict]