Vandals strike at Peterhead school

A head teacher has voiced her upset following "reckless" vandalism at a north east primary school playground.

Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 2:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th September 2020, 2:26 pm
A section of fencing in the playground was damaged
A section of fencing in the playground was damaged

The outdoor area at Anna Ritchie School in Peterhead was targeted by vandals over the weekend of September 12 and 13.

Pieces of the metal box that protects the outside tap were removed, broken glass was left lying around and piles of grass were placed against a classroom fire door. It is believed the vandals tried to set the grass alight.

A section of fencing in the playground has also been removed as it has been deemed "beyond repair".

Piles of grass were placed against a classroom fire door

Commenting Sarah Ferguson, Head Teacher at Anna Ritchie School, said: “We are saddened by the reckless acts of vandalism that have taken place at Anna Ritchie School over the weekend.

"Sadly, it will not be possible to repair some of the damage and the safety fence in the play area will have to be removed. The cost to replace it will be significant."

She added: “We are working with Police Scotland in resolving this crime. If residents have any information about instances of vandalism, we urge them to report it to Police Scotland.”

Anyone with any information should call Police Scotland on 101 or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.