DENVER, Colo. – Although she was begrudgingly silenced at Friday’s P.A.L.M. protest, founder Agatha Morray has stepped forward again – this time to make a public statement about the Dowling family in regards to the recent attack on their privately owned orphanage, Wendell’s Dwelling.
“First, their son defends a murderer by helping Kraven Bloodthorne avoid prosecution. Now, their orphanage is attacked, and they allow the children in their care to help defend it!”, exclaimed Morray. “How did the Boogeyman get on to the premises in the first place? One would think that a place that harbors children would have defenses to ensure that these kinds of things never occur. Apparently, Samuel and Hannah Dowling do not agree!”
Though outwardly angered by the accusation, and clearly looking tired and bedraggled, Samuel Dowling refused this reporter’s request to comment on Morray’s statement.
Hannah Dowling and the children of the orphanage were unavailable for comment. It was unclear if they were still staying at the orphanage or if they had gone into hiding.
Despite what Morray’s words imply, the Auror’s Office has come forward and formally rejected the accusations about the children.
“Rest assured, all persons defending Wendell’s Dwelling were of legal age. Indeed, several defenders were former students of Avistrum Academy of Sorcery, which may have contributed to the confusion of Miss Morray,” stated Captain Anton Tovaretski.
When pressed for details on how, exactly, a gaggle of students and three adults managed to fight off an assault by a small army, Tovaretski declined to elaborate further.
“This was a tragic event, but it is now behind us. There are other things more important that we must now deal with. Our biggest concern is that the Boogeyman is still at large, and that once more, his whereabouts are unknown.”
Former Acting Secretary of Magic Oswald Kensington also issued a short statement in regards to the recent attack on the orphanage: “While the Boogeyman is lost once again, comfort can be found in the fact that there were no casualties sustained during the attack. The defense of the orphanage was stellar, and the home suffered relatively minor damage. Wendell’s Dwelling continues to be a safe haven for children without homes.”