Po­lice round up school van­dals

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

MOSS­MAN po­lice have made progress in track­ing down the cul­prits that broke into the Moss­man State High School be­tween Jan­uary 18 and 19.

A 16-year-old Moss­man boy was charged on Tues­day as part of in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the al­leged break and en­try.

Up to five win­dows were bro­ken dur­ing the break in, with per­pe­tra­tors gain­ing ac­cess to the library and ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ings. There was ex­ten­sive prop­erty dam­age in­side, with chairs thrown around, com­put­ers smashed and draw­ers rum­maged through.

It will be al­leged that the boy was with oth­ers who forced en­try to the school com­plex.

The boy was ar­rested just af­ter mid­day on Tues­day and charged with en­ter­ing premises and com­mit­ting an in­dictable of­fence.

Two other boys aged 13 and 14 have al­ready been charged.

There’s still more work to do to get to the bot­tom of the case though - the three that have been tracked down are only a frac­tion of those be­lieved to have been in­volved.

Moss­man po­lice re­ported that there were “a large num­ber of chil­dren in­volved, and po­lice still have mul­ti­ple sus­pects to fol­low up.”

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