Anger after latest attack on Newry primary school

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Monday, November 23rd, 2015
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Newry City Sinn Féin councilor Charlie Casey has condemned those responsible for an attack on St Patrick’s Primary School over the weekend.
Cllr Charlie Casey with St Patrick’s PS Principal Ciaran Mackin

Cllr Charlie Casey with St Patrick’s PS Principal Ciaran Mackin

The incident is the latest in a long line of attacks on the Meadow-based school. On 18th January, 2013 the school was broken into by burglars and suffered damage to the inside of the building. Then on 28th July, 2014 , 13 windows in the school were broken, inflicting over £4,000 worth of damage. Speaking about the latest incident Cllr Casey told Newry Times, “Once again we have witnessed an attack on the local community in the Meadow with the smashing of windows and other criminal damage. stpatricks12“The local community will stand fully behind me when I condemn these thugs and their behavior. I visited the scene this morning and I cannot understand what goes through these peoples’ minds. “I am calling on anyone with information on this incident to contact either myself or the PSNI.” “My colleague Conor Murphy MLA has contacted the Education Minister to try and gain some movement on securing the waste land that these thugs are using to attack the school. Casey added, “I believe that this would go some way to alleviating this scourge on our community.” More on this story: Casey slams ‘attack on the community’ after St Patrick’s Primary School burglary Young teenagers to be interviewed by police after £4000 Newry primary school damage

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