Hoon attack – school outraged
MARY MacKillop College in Leongatha has again been the target of criminal damage, with a hoon dislodging a post to gain access to a strip of grass near the main oval.
The hoon – who entered the grounds sometime between Friday, August 9 and Monday, August 12 – then did ‘donuts’ on the surface, tearing up the grass and leaving deep tyre tracks.
For school principal Michael Delaney, the damage is more of an annoyance than anything else. But he is keen to see the offender apprehended.
“The frustration comes from the fact we’ve got better things to do with our gardener’s time, the maintenance people’s time and the parents’ fees,” he said.
“We’re here to educate, not clean up after incidents like this.”
The thing that irks Mr Delaney the most is “the pure vandalism of it”. It follows on from several other recent incidents at the school and other sporting venues.
“There’s a real lack of respect for other people’s property. Find a farmer who wants his paddock ploughed if you want to have your fun,” Mr Delaney said.
“There’s no shortage of that sort of space around here. Why do it in public spaces?”
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