North East UK news Fury after vandals throw rocks and bottles at school for autistic children MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The school building has been targeted while construction workers are still on site ahead of the planned February opening
Breaking News ! A special school has been repeatedly targeted by vandals, leaving staff to clear up the damage before it opens next month. Harry Watts Academy, in Sunderland, has seen numerous attacks in recent months with rocks and bottles regularly thrown at the building. The latest incident, which happened at the weekend, saw paving slabs thrown at the windows and doors. The £6.3 million school is due to open after February half-term and will provide specialist education and support for 96 children with autism. Mark Jones, chief executive officer of Prosper Learning Trust, said: "The damage being caused to the new Harry Watts Academy building is disappointing however it will not delay us opening the school.
A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “Shortly before 8.30pm Sunday we received a report of criminal damage at Harry Watts Academy in Sunderland. “It was reported that a group of males were throwing stones and pieces of concrete over the fence at the windows of the building. “Intentional acts of criminal damage are totally unacceptable and enquiries are ongoing into the incident. "Anyone with information is asked to contact us via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting log 874 100121.”
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