Two teens arrested due to vandalism against mosque in U.S.
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Two teens were arrested in last week's vandalism of an Islamic school in West Kendall. They allegedly planned the attack for months, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released.
Miami-Dade police have charged two teens in the latest vandalism of a West Kendall mosque and school that has been targeted twice this year.
Michael Derek Lobo and Juan Carlos Gonzalez-Vaca, both 17, were arrested Thursday night at Killian Senior High School, according to a police affidavit.
The two are accused of walking onto the property of the Islamic School of Miami on the night of June 26 and smashing two windows on the school's west wall with an iron rod.
One of the accused told police that the vandalism had been planned for months. He said "all Muslims are terrorists," according to the report.
Police say the teens would have spray painted an expletive toward Muslims on the wall of the school, but the spray paint can they bought was missing a nozzle.
Six months ago, the mosque was sprayed with 51 bullets that left broken windows and holes in the building's golden dome. In June 2005, unknown assailants used a large rock to shatter the door of the Islamic center, which draws 500 Muslims for Friday prayers and has a 250-student religious school. The year before, the center's sign near Southwest 147th Avenue was defaced with a Nazi swastika and profanity. No arrests have been made in the prior vandalisms.