Kids cov­ered school in poo

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

JU­VE­NILES are to blame for trash­ing sev­eral class­rooms at Port Dou­glas State School and defe­cat­ing on prop­erty.

Up to seven ju­ve­niles un­der the age of 14 - in­clud­ing cur­rent stu­dents - were in­volved in three break-ins at the school last month.

As well as trash­ing class­rooms, hu­man ex­cre­ment was found in a fridge and on stu­dent desks.

So far the Moss­man Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion Branch has cau­tioned four youths un­der the Youth Jus­tice Act 1992 and in­ves­ti­ga­tions are con­tin­u­ing.

The youngest of­fender was just 11 years old.

It is be­lieved the of­fend­ers told po­lice they went on the van­dal­ism spree af­ter drink­ing dur­ing the re­cent school hol­i­days.

The Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment re­fused to com­ment on what dis­ci­plinary ac­tion was taken against the Port Dou­glas State School stu­dents in­volved.

“Port Dou­glas State School has met with the stu­dents and their par­ents to de­ter­mine the most ap­pro­pri­ate dis­ci­plinary ac­tion,” Far North Queens­land re­gional di­rec­tor for the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion Clive Dixon said.

“As a re­sult of the in­ci­dents the school will re­view se­cu­rity ar­range­ments to en­sure that school as­sets are pro­tected.”

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