Wilful damage, Birkdale. 1st May 2016

Police are investigating after a school was extensively damaged at Birkdale over the weekend.
It is believed sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, bricks and pavers were thrown through classroom windows at the Agnes Street facility.

Wilful damage at School in Birkdale

Police are appealing for public assistance in relation to the ongoing investigation of wilful damage that occurred at a school in Birkdale last weekend.

It is believed around 10pm on Saturday, April 30, rocks were thrown through classroom windows at the Agnes Street facility.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Sam Garrett from the Wynnum Child Protection and Investigation Unit said the total cost of repairing the 48 windows and computer equipment requiring replacement due to damage from glass chards is going to be in the vicinity of $35,000.

“The only promising lead we have at this stage is a witness who said they saw five or six teenage boys running from the school around 10pm on Saturday night after they had heard the sound of breaking glass,” Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Garrett said.

“We are asking for anyone who saw a group of teenage boys in the area or has any further information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

“Obviously the cost of fixing this damage is a huge burden on the school and ultimately the community.

“We really want to identify these young people and stop them offending again.”

Police are investigating after a school was extensively damaged at Birkdale over the weekend.

It is believed sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, bricks and pavers were thrown through classroom windows at the Agnes Street facility.

Around 40 windows and three glass sliding doors were damaged during the incident.

A dental unit inside the school was also damaged.

Police are urging anyone who may have witnessed suspicious activity in the area to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 or crimestoppers.com.au 24hrs a day.

Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation working in partnership with the Queensland Police Service.

For all non-urgent police reporting or general police inquiries contact Policelink on 131 444 or Policelink.qld.gov.au 24hrs a day.

Wilful damage, Birkdale

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