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Aberdeen primary attacked by vandals two nights in a row

Walker Road School in Torry
Walker Road School in Torry

Heartless vandals have attacked an Aberdeen primary school two nights in a row- scrawling “vile” swear words on the building.

Shocked parents and children arrived at  Walker Road School yesterday morning to find the Victorian, granite building had been defaced with graffiti for the second time this week.

Staff covered up the offensive jibes at the Torry school with pieces of paper and vowed to work with the community to stamp out the behaviour.

The incident has been reported to police who have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

A statement posted on social media by the school yesterday morning read: “For the second night in the row we have been vandalised.

“Vile language written on our outdoor classroom and the door. This offensive language should not be seen by any of our pupils, parents or staff.

“We will work as a community, alongside police, to stop this.”

Aberdeen South Conservative MP Ross Thomson said the culprits should “hang their heads in shame”.

He said: “I was absolutely shocked to hear that Walker Road Primary has again been targeted by vandals.

“For this to happen once is bad enough, but staff have been confronted with obscene graffiti for the second day in a row.

“Those responsible should hang their heads in shame.

“Staff, pupils and the wider community will be determined to stamp this out.

“I hope that local police officers in Torry will be working to identify the culprits as quickly as possible.”

A police spokeswoman said: “We would appeal for anyone with information to make contact with us.”

School vandalism has been unfortunately common in the city.

Last December alone there were 24 attacks on Aberdeen schools, 11 of them at St Machar Academy, and one incident where a pupil tried to set fire to the toilets at Harlaw Academy.

Emily Story, acting head teacher at Walker Road School said: “We are disappointed as a school community that offensive graffiti has been written on most of our outdoor classroom and other areas in the playground on two occasions this week.

“We hope the individuals involved realise that this behaviour has a huge impact on the school and our community.”

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