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Man who attacked Nancy Pelosi's husband graduated from North Okanagan high school

Pleasant Valley Secondary School, Armstrong.
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A B.C. man arrested this morning for a violent attack on US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi graduated from a North Okanagan high school.

David DePape, 42, graduated from Pleasant Valley Secondary School in Armstrong sometime in the late nineties.

His stepmother, Teresa DePape, told that David DePape spent some of his high school years in Armstrong and graduated high school while there.

David DePape is alleged to have broken into the California home of Nancy Pelosi and attacked her 82-year-old husband with a hammer. Police were called to the residence at 2:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28 and found the pair struggling over a hammer.

David DePape was arrested and is facing charges of attempted murder, elder abuse and burglary.

Teresa DePape said she was shocked by the news of David DePape's arrest.

"David was never a violent person, never aggressive," she said.

David did much of his schooling in Powell River, but spent some time in Armstrong as a teenager.

Teresa said she hadn't seen David in 20 years.

"He used to be a good kid, he liked games, he liked to read," she said.

Teresa said David moved to the U.S. roughly 20 years ago and she believed he lived in San Francisco.

She said she only knew David for a little over a year when he was 16 or 17 years old.

According to a CTV story David DePape posted memes and conspiracy theories on Facebook about COVID-19 vaccines, the 2020 election and the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on Capitol Hill.

An acquaintance told CNN that he seemed "out of touch with reality.”

— With files from the Associated Press.

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