Home of woman alleging abuse at Christian school is vandalized and catches fire



In an email to battlefordsNOW, Saskatchewan RCMP have confirmed many details. According to Blaine Lake RCMP, they received a report of vandalism to a home on November 10. The vandalism included graffiti, breaking and entering and damage to electronic equipment.

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on November 11, RCMP received a report of suspicious activity at the same residence. Responding officers noticed that there had been a fire inside the house. RCMP asked local fire departments to check the house to make sure no one was inside.

The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency is investigating the fire and the RCMP are asking anyone with information about the vandalism to contact them. Police say they are unable to say if there is a potential link between the incidents.

Erickson said she and other students who attended Mile Two Church and Legacy Christian Academy (formerly Saskatoon Christian Center and Christian Center Academy) experienced sexual, physical, and emotional abuse while a student. Erickson is part of a lawsuit against the Christian school over allegations of abuse.

More recently, Erickson has drawn attention to the curriculum of some Christian schools in Saskatchewan, suggesting that parts of it are outdated and not based on science.

Erickson’s sister, Julia, created a GoFundMe page to raise money. As of Tuesday afternoon, nearly $14,000 has been raised. The goal is $50,000. In GoFundMe’s description, Julia Erickson said Caitlin’s family is safe, but they’ve lost everything.

“Fortunately, she and the children in her care are safe as they were not home at the time of the fire. However, all of their belongings were lost,” the post said.

After reading Caitlin’s social media post, many followers are linking Caitlin Erickson’s criticism of Christian schools to the damage to her home. Others spoke words of support.

Dr Dennis Kendel said: ‘I am so saddened to learn of these horrific threats to your safety and that of your family. I hope the RCMP will identify and charge those responsible. Stay in a safe place.

With files from paNOW.com and 650 CKOM

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