Twelfth arsonists torch Strabane Grammar

One of the rooms in the Gate house at Strabane Grammer School which was extensively damaged when the building was set alight.  (1507jB87)
One of the rooms in the Gate house at Strabane Grammer School which was extensively damaged when the building was set alight. (1507jB87)
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A Strabane school will have to shell out tens of thousands of pounds to repair damage caused by vandals who went on the rampage on July 12 - the fourth attack on the school this month.

Part of the Strabane Grammar campus was set on fire and 70 windows were smashed. The lower floor of the school’s gate-house on the Liskey Road was also gutted.

Vice-principal Richard White says he is determined to have the school ready for pupils returning in September.

“There was a lot of paint damage where they had fired paint bombs at the school,” Mr White said.

“We saw that they had gained access to the assembly hall and the main building. They damaged extensively the trophy cabinet... and there’s been some crystal broken.”

Chair of Strabane District Council Brian McMahon said the cost of repairing the damage will “place a burden” on the school’s budget.