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Dismay as vandals strike at new Burntisland school

The new Burntisland Primary School is nearing completion. Pic: Jenny Dingwall

The new Burntisland Primary School is nearing completion. Pic: Jenny Dingwall

Burntisland’s new primary school has been targeted by vandals – before it has even opened!

The Press was told that in the last few days several windows have been smashed and plants and trees uprooted from the garden area, just months before pupils are due to move in for the beginning of the new school year in August.

However BAM Construction, which is carrying out the work, said it had only had one smashed window reported.

One member of the public said he had disturbed youngsters in the process of uprooting trees and plants, but was unable to recognise them.

This week the school’s head teacher Julie Anderson said she was “disappointed” at the actions of a “very small minority.”

“Although it is not major, just a couple of broken windows and some stolen plants, it’s still disappointing that anyone would do this,” she said.

Alex MacDonald, chairman of Burntisland Community Council, said: “I know that the police and other agencies are working hard to control occasional outbreaks of anti-social behaviour and it’s particularly upsetting that the new school has been targeted.”

 

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