Bus at­tack

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Mur­ray Spooner

A school mini-bus used to trans­port pupils with learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties has been smashed by a thug.

The Ruther­glen High School bus was badly da­m­aged when a thug used a metal pole to smash win­dows and head­lights.

A school mini-bus used to trans­port pupils with learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties has been smashed by a thug.

The Ruther­glen High School bus was badly da­m­aged on Satur­day, Au­gust 19 when a thug used a metal pole to smash win­dows and head­lights.

The at­tack was caught on CCTV and showed an in­truder en­ter­ing the grounds at Lan­glea Road be­tween 1.45am and 2am.

Dressed in a hooded top and armed with a four-foot pole, the sus­pect en­tered the school grounds and pro­ceeded to smash the driver’s door win­dow, the wind­screen and the pas­sen­ger door win­dow.

They also da­m­aged the body­work and tried to smash the head­lights.

The school was left with a £540 bill to fix the dam­age to the bus which is used to take pupils with learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties and phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties on com­mu­nity vis­its.

Mrs John­ston, Ruther­glen High School’s deputy head teacher, said: “The dam­age to the bus has had a re­ally neg­a­tive im­pact on the pupils’ learn­ing and teach­ing as we had to can­cel some cur­ric­u­lar vis­its.”

Cam­bus­lang West Coun­cil­lor Mar­garet Walker said there is no place for this sort of act in any com­mu­nity.

She added: “I am ap­palled and sad­dened at the re­cent act of van­dal­ism re­sult­ing in the de­struc­tion of the mini bus be­long­ing to Ruther­glen High School.

“A valu­able ser­vice for young peo­ple is pro­vided by the school us­ing the mini bus.

“There is no place for this be­hav­iour in our com­mu­nity, and I am sure the po­lice will pur­sue this crime with all nec­es­sary vigour.”

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion on the van­dal­ism is asked to call po­lice on 101.

Van­dal­ism Ruther­glen High’s mini-bus was tar­geted by a sus­pect armed with a metal pole

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