Gardai investigate vandalism at Carrick Community School

Gardai were called in to investigate serious vandalism that took place in the grounds of Carrick-on-Shannon Community School last Wednesday night, Thursday morning, June 1/2, after shrubs were ripped up, a storage shed overturned and the facade of the building damaged by eggs thrown at it.

Gardai were called in to investigate serious vandalism that took place in the grounds of Carrick-on-Shannon Community School last Wednesday night, Thursday morning, June 1/2, after shrubs were ripped up, a storage shed overturned and the facade of the building damaged by eggs thrown at it.

By Donal O’Grady

Gardai in Carrick-on-Shannon said that up to €2,500 worth of damage was caused to school property. Sgt. Turlough Bruen described it as “a prank that went out of control.” He said they are investigating the vandalism and are making progress with their enquiries.

School Principal, Mr Adrian Jackson said he was “disappointed that some of our students chose to celebrate the end of year in such a way.” He said he found that behaviour wholly inappropriate particularly in the final week of the school year when the timetable is redrafted at the request of Leaving Cert students to hour-long classes to facilitate better revision.

To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Observer.