Vandals, thieves hit Hunter schools

POLICE have described an attack this morning which has caused tens of thousands of dollars damage as ‘‘senseless vandalism’’.

Vandals broke into the art block of Irrawang High School about 1am and have covered several rooms with paint.

A Smartboard projector worth $15,000 was damaged by paint and will have to be replaced, while computers and windows were also smashed.

The cost of repairing the damage is thought to be around $30,000.

Port Stephens Police are very keen to speak with anyone who has information about this matter and can be contacted via Raymond Terrace Police on 4983 7599 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Scone schools targeted by thieves 

THREE Scone schools were targeted by thieves and vandals during a one-night spree, police say.

Thieves gained entry to the canteen and a classroom at Scone High School on Gundy Road.

Police said Scone Public School on Liverpool Street was also hit with thieves ransacking several rooms and causing a large amount of damage.

And St Mary’s Catholic School on Short Street was also broken-into with food stolen from the school canteen.

Hunter Valley police are investigating any links between the three incidents and at this stage believe the offenders are likely to be juveniles.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hunter Valley Police or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.