The Fresno diocese has long had warm relations with farmworkers.
The St. Anthony statue, which has been a fixture at the school for eight years, was toppled over in the attack. Statues of the Blessed Mother and Saint Joseph were also desecrated.
Luka Binniyat is set to stand trial before a Nigerian magistrate on Sept. 6.
Eleven of the new students at Sacred Heart were wounded in the shooting. Their former school is less than a mile and a half away.
The persecution of the Catholic Church in Nicaragua has been increasing for years.