Van­dal­ism at pri­mary school blasted

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Ross Thom­son

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

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