School stripped by vandals

2013-05-21 12:00

A Cape Town school is being stripped by vandals, who have left every classroom without lights and toilets without water.

Education MEC Donald Grant’s spokesperson Bronagh Casey told The Cape Argus that Beauvallon Secondary, in Valhalla Park, had been burgled and vandalised three times this year and once last year.

In the past week, two classrooms and a feeding scheme room had reportedly been damaged.

According to The Cape Argus, Casey said three education blocks had no electricity because cables had been stolen. Only the administration building still had electricity.

“The water has also been affected due to the theft of copper pipes. These pipes were recently replaced following another vandalism incident at the school,” Casey was quoted as saying.

Parents, pupils and teachers reportedly marched to the Bishop Lavis Police Station on Monday to voice their dissatisfaction.

Lt-Col Andre Traut told The Cape Argus the police had noted the complaints and would comment at a later stage.

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