PUPILS have been left upset after their school was broken into on Wednesday evening.

Darton Primary School, on Station Road, was robbed at around 9pm.

The individual stole laptops and caused damage to the early years classroom and the wall where the cash deposit machine was situated.

Jo Lancett, the head teacher said: “I am saddened that someone has intruded our premises. Me and other members of staff were at school first thing this morning tidying up and we had to have someone secure the electric wires that were on show from where the person had attempted to rip the cash deposit machine.

"It has really upset our pupils and myself and other teachers have had to take time to reassure the pupils that the school is safe.

“I am thankful to the community as it was local member who alerted us that the school alarm was going off. It is upsetting to think someone had so little regard for our school.

“I would like to thank the police and the community who were on the look out and for the support they are offering. We are working to ensure the school is as secure as possible and that will remain our priority”

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact 101 and quote reference number 917 of January 30.