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Diocese sells 2 former Catholic schools in Niagara Falls

Niagara Catholic High School

The Diocese of Buffalo has announced the sale of the former Niagara Catholic High School. Niagara Catholic, located at 540 66th Street in Niagara Falls, was the only Catholic high school in Niagara County until its closure in August 2018.

The diocese said the property has been sold to the Chapel at Crosspointe, a Kingdom Come ministry based in Getzville, for $750,000 and that they plan to use it for religious and community activities.

The sale includes the former St. Dominic Savio Middle School, located at 504 66th St. in Niagara Falls. At the time of its closure in 2012, the school had 130 students and nine teachers for grades 6-8.

The school also has been the news for the actions of one of its computer teachers, Christian Butler. In 2005, Butler pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and endangering the welfare of a child and the diocese is being sued for ignoring repeated warnings about him.

The diocese said it plans to use the proceeds from the sale of the two schools to support Catholic education.

Mark Wozniak, WBFO's local All Things Considered host, has been at WBFO since mid-1978.