Vandalism at primary school blasted
Mindless vandals have wrecked the grounds of Morningside Primary sparking anger amongst teachers, parents and pupils.
The yobs struck over the weekend of June 17 and 18 and threw paint over the playground, sprayed graffiti and tipped bins over.
The vandalism has saddened everyone connected with the school as pupils had worked on improving the school grounds over the this year.
In a statement on the school website stated:“We are extremely sad to report that we were victims of a horrid incident of vandalism.
“Vandals came into our school grounds and spread paint all over our playground, new football goals and the playground graphics we had installed with the money from our Bags of Help grant.
“Bins were tipped out, salt bags were burst and poured over the car park and play ground and there was also unpleasant graffiti.
“The staff and children are deeply saddened and disappointed by this incident as we have worked so hard to improve our school grounds this year.”
Since then a major clear-up operation has taken place with most of the damage being sorted.
Morningside Primary head teacher Jennifer Gardiner, added:“All staff and pupils at our school were extremely disappointed that our school playground had been the subject of this malicious and senseless attack.
“Most of the damage has been cleared up but we are still working to remove some of the paint.”
Anyone with information on the vandalism should contact police on 101 or alternatively telephone Crimestoppers on 0800 55511, where calls are free and anonymity can be maintained.
Anger Morningside Primary vandalism sparked fury