Vandalism causes chaos at a primary school
By Tarryn Le Chat
17 January 2007
As the first day of school approaches, many Grade one learners could be housed in their school’s hall as classrooms were ransacked due to acts of vandalism of classrooms at a primary school in Cape Town.
Teachers and governing body members at Greenland’s Primary School in Bishop Lavis looked hopelessly on Monday at what they estimate to be R60 000 in damage.
Sinks, chalk boards, copper taps have been ripped from the walls and crayons lie scattered on the floor, whilst windows were smashed.
Governing body chairperson, Henry Fortune, believes that the act of vandalism was drug-related.
Greenlands was forced to turn off its water supply to prevent flooding, so the toilets might not be usable on Wednesday.
Fortune said the school would invest more in security if it had access to more funds.