by Lena Daskalakis

    When St Paul’s Primary School in Sunshine West took delivery of a Jesus Christ statue for their courtyard they didn’t know he would attract the attention of the police.

    Prior to remote learning getting underway, St Paul’s Primary School took delivery of a new Jesus statue that would take pride of place in the school yard. With everything going on in the world the school’s leaders hoped the students would be closer to Jesus if he was out in the playground with them. Covered in cloth, the statue was carefully placed onto a bench awaiting an official unveiling and blessing but when the school reopened the staff noticed Jesus was miraculously unwrapped.

    Puzzled by his unveiling Principal Damian Casamento went looking for answers. After reviewing the school security cameras Mr Casamento was amused to see a concerned member of the community reporting a mystery man on the school grounds. The footage shows a male on the phone and then the police arriving, quickly jumping the tall school gates and finding the wrapped statue where they can be seen unwrapping Jesus.

    “I’m sure the police at the station had a good giggle.” Mr Casamento said. The statue has now officially been blessed by local Priest Fr Rene Manubag CMF and is awaiting the return of all the students from remote learning so He can be admired by all.

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