Dismay as Kinellar Primary targeted by vandals again

Kinellar Primary School
Kinellar Primary School

PUPILS and staff at Kinellar Primary School are dismayed that their school has once again been targeted by vandals.

The latest incident has resulted in paint being thrown at the school’s windows and trampled into paved areas around the school. Classroom walls were also damaged and guttering broken.

Police Scotland say that the latest incident happened between 5pm on Friday, (March 7) and 8am on Monday (March 10). It is estimated the cost of damage will run into thousands of pounds.

Sadly last weekends attack is just the latest in a series of incidents of vandalism at the school over the last year, which has seen property and playground items attacked.

Kinellar School head teacher, Kim Dodd, said, “It is very disappointing that the positive environment we strive to create for all within our school community is being repeatedly targeted.

“The children and staff are very upset by what they have witnessed and I would appeal to anyone with information about this incident or who has concerns about inappropriate use of the school premises to contact myself or the police.”

Sergeant Fionnuala McPhail said: “It is extremely disappointing that a community building has been targeted in this way. This will have an effect on the school community and all those who use the building.

“Incidents of vandalism have been reported to us at the school on three further occasions in the last year when property has been damaged. These happened between 6 and 7 August, on 23 November and between 30 November and 2 December 2013.

“I would appeal for anyone who has seen anything suspicious at the school or has any information to contact us on 101 or they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”