School burglar pens sorry note
SOMETIMES saying sorry just isn’t good enough.
That’s the verdict from the Mulgildie State School community, after a burglar stole about $150 cash and a meal last Monday night before leaving behind a bizarre apology note.
“I moved from my last school because I was scared after a big robbery. After this happened I felt very sad,” school student Josie Howie said.
“I think if they (the thief) were nice, I think people around here would have given them some food.
“Now I hope they give the stuff back and get arrested.”
Principal Kelly Low said many other students were left scared and confused after the attack on the little country school.
“I’ve had a lot of kids ask ‘why would someone break in to my school?’ and some of the littlies are afraid to come upstairs now, where the attack happened,” Mrs Low said.
“And why would the thief break into a school for food anyway? I don’t think the note softened the blow.
“I think as a school community we feel very violated. This is a tough thing for our kids to understand.”
Monto police Sergeant Glen Fletcher said the break-in happened between 4.30pm–6am on either October 13 or 14 and window louvers were pushed in to get access to the staffroom.
“It’s disappointing that someone would think that leaving an apology note would in these circumstances suffice,” Sgt Fletcher said.
The investigation is still on-going.
APOLOGY: The above note was left behind after a break-in at Mulgildie State School. The fridge (right) is a graphic interpretation of what staff found after the incident.