Students Burglarize Francis Lettsome Primary
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Published: December 30, 2016 3:25 pm AST
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Police have charged seven juveniles, including two females, after they admitted to illegally entering the Francis Lettsome Primary School in Greenland at least three times over the holiday weekend, resulting in widespread property damage.

According to police, four of the seven attend the primary school, while the other three are over primary school age.

The minors, between 12 and 16 years old, have confessed to the burglaries as well as destroying property and occupying the premises overnight.

Additional arrests are likely in this matter.

Upon inspection, Police observed broken glass louvers, damaged roof tiles, principal’s office ransacked, students’ reports and work destroyed, sick beds and bathrooms used and flooded, and juices from the kitchen stolen with the empty containers scattered around the premises.

The RVIPF Scene of Crime officers and Family and Juvenile Unit are continuing investigations into this matter.
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If no one reported minors not home overnight, I think there needs to by an investigation into their home life. If a child is doing this at 12, where will that lead by 16. I hope they can get some help now before they escalate.
December 30 at 6:10pm | Like30 People like this.   Dislike1 Person dislike this.
observer | Report Abuse
Additionally the parents should be charged....Most, if not all, the problems with kids and the law stems from a complete lack of discipline in the home...
December 31 at 7:21am | Like6 People like this.   Dislike1 Person dislike this.
State of the economy! I've also met children begging for money to buy shoes.
December 30 at 3:49pm | Like3 People like this.   Dislike17 People dislike this.
townie | Report Abuse
This has nothing to do with the economy. These kids have no respect.
December 30 at 8:31pm | Like10 People like this.   Dislike
Mama Says | Report Abuse
What does begging for shoes have to do with this vandalism and larceny? When I was a child, I had one pair of shoes. I wore them to school Monday to Friday and had to clean them properly to wear to Sunday School on Sunday. I DID NOT BECOME A CRIMINAL! People like you are the reason why we have so... more
December 30 at 8:51pm | Like13 People like this.   Dislike1 Person dislike this.
Penny Whestle | Report Abuse
@, and you believe that? If a child come to me begging for money to buy shoes, I would ask the child where is your mother. Those kids wanted money for something else.
December 31 at 9:50pm | Like1 Person like this.   Dislike1 Person dislike this.
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