Covington Catholic Diocese Evacuated After Church Officials Receive Suspicious Packages

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 23, 2019   |   7:02PM   |   Covington, Kentucky

Catholic officials in Covington Kentucky have had to evacuate their offices this afternoon after reportedly receiving suspicious packages. The news comes on the heels of the national debate that happened after a group of pro-life teens from the Covington Catholic High School were falsely accused of racism and harassment.

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The Diocese of Covington says they self-evacuated Wednesday afternoon after reportedly receiving suspicious packages.

Police and fire crews were called to the diocese’s offices on Madison Avenue just after 4:30 p.m. They are currently on scene.

Several of the students say they have received death threats since the videos came out. This caused the school to close Tuesday, but they reopened Wednesday.

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A short video released Saturday initially appeared to show students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky provoking Nathan Phillips, a 64-year-old Native American and veteran who was in D.C. for the Indigenous Peoples March.

Specifically, a student named Nick Sandmann could be seen on the video standing very close to Phillips and smiling at him as Phillips sang and beat on a drum, according to the Washington Examiner.

Sandmann, who was wearing a Make America Great Again hat, was accused of racism and even received death threats after the initial video went viral.

However, a new, longer video shows that there was much more to the story.