Tuesday 28 January 2020

Principal 'baffled' after 'excrement and graveyard kerbstones' attack on school

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Greg Harkin

A school principal says she is baffled by a series of attacks on her school in which graveyard kerb-stones and excrement were strewn around the building.

Sandra Moore says Ayr Hill National School in Ramelton, Co Donegal, will have to spend scarce resources installing CCTV on the building after the incidents.

The Presbyterian Church-run school, which has 30 pupils from all denominations, has had windows smashed twice in the past three weeks.

Ms Moore and fellow teacher Ciara Boyle were forced to clean the human excrement off the front door of the school so young pupils couldn't see what had happened.

"The people who did this are the lowest of the low," said Ms Moore.

"We are baffled and very upset as to why somebody would do this. The parents are very upset and disgusted by what is happening.

"The fact there has been two incidents in succession is worrying.

"They desecrated an old graveyard and used the contents to cause more damage. It is quite sinister."

The principal said it shouldn't be part of any teacher's job description to clean up excrement. Gardaí in Milford are investigating.

Irish Independent

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