West Dunbartonshire Council

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Are you one of those creeps who goes out at the weekend – and not just the weekend – and wickedly vandalises other people’s property?
If you are then please give it a by – or else you will be caught soon.
The police are after you, although it seems they are not sticking to their motto Semper Vigilo – Always Watchful – as vigilantly as they should be.
The pupils and children at Our Lady of Loretto Primary School and ELCC are saddened and upset by yet another act of mindless vandalism to the outdoor area at their school.
We have been told that the school and ELCC has now been broken in to and items vandalised at least 10 times since the start of the year.
That means that hardly a week goes by without this happening, which doesn’t say much for the police.
In the most recent incident, which took place over the weekend, the literacy small worlds huts were broken into and many of the resources were destroyed with other toys which are valued by the children deliberately broken. Within the garden area all the planters were emptied.
This deliberate act has caused a great deal of distress for both staff and children who value their outdoor area for play and learning.
For this to be taken away from them by vandals is despicable and we would urge anyone with information to contact Police Scotland.
Mrs Michelle Diamond, Head Teacher, Our Lady of Loretto Primary School and ELC, said: “Every time our school and ELCC is broken in to it has a terrible effect on our children as we try to explain why this continues to happen.
“This latest incident is very upsetting as many of our children’s resources have been damaged and children’s toys damaged beyond repair.
“I would ask the public to help us by reporting any trespassers in our grounds outwith school hours to Police Scotland. Hopefully this will deter any future vandalism and ensure our pupils and children enjoy their outdoor play.”

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