A NSW school which was saved from the bushfires has been viciously targeted by vandals.
After firefighters put their lives on the line to save the school, vandals have broken into Buxton Primary School in the Macarthur Region of NSW, destroying computers, whiteboards, windows and even animal shelters.
With just two weeks left until school returns, the bushfire-ridden community is simply devastated.
“We’ve been really badly vandalised. The kids have to start school in two weeks and it’s horrible for them to have to come back to that,” P&C President Natalie Boys told 9News.
“This community’s gone through enough and we just need to pick up and go on so the kids have their school back.”
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) January 14, 2020
The incident comes after firefighters were able to save the school’s structure from the devastating bushfires. Despite their efforts, the school’s oval was left scorched and littered with holes where drainage pipes below the ground melted.
“What sort of bast*rds would vandalise a school that firefighters have fought to save?” Federal Shadow Minister for Local Government Jason Clare tweeted.
“Just been to Buxton Public School where vandals have smashed windows and computers and ripped down electronic white boards. Unbelievable.”
What sort of bastards would vandalise a school that firefighters have fought to save? Just been to Buxton Public School where vandals have smashed windows and computers and ripped down electronic white boards. Unbelievable #auspol
— Jason Clare MP (@JasonClareMP) January 14, 2020
The Department of Education says it will be providing parents with more information in coming days.