School bur­glar pens sorry note

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - Emily Smith

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.

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