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Vandals Target Primary School

Thursday September 27 2012

VANDALS broke in to a local primary school and ruined hundreds of meals meant for the children and a special garden they had created.

They climbed on the roof and turned off ventilation systems at Shawlands Primary, Shaw Lane, affecting the refrigeration of hundreds of meals.

Deputy headteacher Lee McLure said the culprits had caused damage to classrooms, the shed and ruined a garden project the students had done.

“When the kids saw it was their project that has been wrecked they were really upset,” he said.

“They have done all the trees and planters and a school garden. The vandals have wrecked it.”

Potts Bakers of Stairfoot stepped in to help when they heard the children were left with no dinner. 

Police are investigating.

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Reply Posted by lorraine on Thursday September 27 2012 at 10:00
reading this made me so mad, its just braindead mindles thugs, even if they catch them will be just a slap on the wrist, the justice system is a joke in this country. well done to potts though, nice to see some community spirit left

Reply Posted by Nathan on Thursday September 27 2012 at 10:01
Nice to hear a local business helped out the school good on you.

Reply Posted by Nathan on Thursday September 27 2012 at 10:01
Nice to hear a local business helped out the school good on you.

Reply Posted by kerry on Thursday September 27 2012 at 10:09
it wrong them poor kids all the work and effort they put in and its ggod to hear that people are willing tohelp wi school dinners 2

Reply Posted by d on Thursday September 27 2012 at 10:15
people these days.must be very sad people who did this.

Reply Posted by n on Thursday September 27 2012 at 10:18
bloody discuting the poor little kids bless them, some right scum bags about

Reply Posted by Ozzy on Thursday September 27 2012 at 10:38
If they catch them, make them repair the damage and work the dept off to pay for it.

Reply Posted by anon on Thursday September 27 2012 at 10:40
only 1 word for this story.....SCUM. i really hope your parents are proud that theyve brought you up to be such ignorant, nasty vindictive vandals

Reply Posted by graham on Friday September 28 2012 at 20:18
somebody must have seen them on roof from 1 of the houses bit ironic they seem to see every body who parks there unless its local kids just a thought if so hope there proud of the little gits

Reply Posted by Jenny on Sunday September 30 2012 at 20:06
This happened at my children's school and they were so upset - lots of hard work went into that garden by staff, pupils and parents; it had even won an award! The people who did this are disgusting, mindless thugs!

Reply Posted by Gavin on Sunday September 30 2012 at 20:20
Although this story is really sad and a lot of hard work has been out to waste and meals lost. It's ok calling the people that did this "scum" and asking if their " parents are proud", just stop and think for a minute why was these people there? What was they doing? And look t the age group you are all aiming you comments at!
These are children that have been pushed to there bitten end of being board and having nothing to do, what activities is there to keep the children entertained and engaged in activities to keep them
From mischief, think its time the council brought more youth and community activities together. Parents have to work and child care cost a bomb, unless things change for the better things Only the tip of anti- social behaviour we are going to see. Sorry for the rant, but kids are kids. Give them options and entertainment instead of insults. Rant over