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RCMP investigate arson at St. Gregory School

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Emergency crews responded to a late night fire response call Aug. 17 at St. Gregory School that the Hinton RCMP is calling an act of arson. There was also graffiti painted on the school, including what’s shown in the image below.

Tyler Waugh

Hinton RCMP are asking for public assistance in the investigation of a late-night fire Aug. 17 at the St. Gregory School on Rispler Avenue.

Emergency crews – including three fire trucks, multiple RCMP cruisers, and an EMS vehicle – responded to a complaint of a fire on the roof of the school at 11:54 pm.

The fire was extinguished and nobody was injured, in an incident that the Hinton RCMP are calling arson.

The investigation revealed that a number of youth were in the area as early as 11:20 pm and graffiti, some of which were of a graphic and offensive nature, was also painted on the school around that time.  

Hinton RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident or identifying those responsible. 

Please contact Hinton RCMP at (780) 865-2455. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”