Vandals cause thousands of pounds of damage to classrooms

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Ringwood School
Vandals targeted Ringwood School last Friday night (Photo: Google)

THOUSANDS of pounds of damage was caused at Ringwood School when vandals smashed skylights, exposing classrooms to rainfall.

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The intruders targeted two buildings within the grounds of the town facility in Parsonage Barn Lane around 10.30pm last Friday.

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Ringwood School headteacher Leanne Symonds

As a result of the vandalism, the classrooms sustained severe water damage from heavy rain that fell over the weekend.

In a Facebook post which has since been removed, a school spokesperson hit out at the intruders, saying the damage amounted to around £9,000.

They also said the incident would have a detrimental effect on technology students.

Hampshire police investigating the incident are urging people to come forward if they witnessed any suspicious activity around the time it took place.

A force spokesperson said yesterday (Tuesday) that no arrests had yet been made.

The A&T contacted the school but staff declined to comment.

Anyone with information should contact officers on 101, quoting crime reference number 44200079239, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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