Vandalism Closes School

A Bilston primary school will be shut until the New Year after vandals caused around £30,000 of damage.

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New school offices "completely ruined"

Workmen begin fixing the roof of the school Credit: ITV Central

The head teacher of the Primary School which has had to close until the New Year following around £30,000 worth of vandalism damage has told ITV Central their brand new offices are "completely ruined".

Loxdale Primary School only had its offices refurbished around 3 weeks ago and workmen are now beginning the job of fixing the damage.

The vandals got in to the school through the roof Credit: ITV Central

Primary school closed following £30,000 worth of vandalism

A primary school in Bilston will be shut until the New Year after vandals caused around £30,000 worth of damage.

Intruders broke into Loxdale Primary School at around 1:00am on Monday. They tore off lead from the roof and ripped out internal pipework, which flooded parts of the school.

Due to the extent on the damage, repair work won't be finished until the New Year meaning the school won't re-open until the start of the spring term.

We'll be working hard over the next few weeks to get the repairs carried out as soon as possible and we're hopeful that they will be completed in time for pupils to return to the school on Monday January 7, 2013.

– Tricia Scott, Head teacher
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