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Donegal school to install CCTV after 'human excrement left in classroom'

Ayr Hill National School in Ramelton has been the target of a string of anti-social behaviour incidents in recent weeks.

ayr hill Ayr Hill National School Source: Geograph.ie

A COUNTY DONEGAL national school says it will have to install security cameras on an already stretched budget in order to curb a spate of anti-social behaviour targeting the premises.

Ayr Hill National School in Ramelton has been the victim of a series of vandalous attacks.

A couple of weeks ago, a graveyard adjacent to the school had its kerbstones ripped up.

They were subsequently used to vandalise the school itself.

Last weekend the attacks were taken up a notch when what is believed to be human excrement was left in one of the school’s classrooms.

Speaking to Highland Radio, principal Sandra Moore said she is completely “baffled” as to why her school is being targeted in such a manner.

“There have been two instances now in very close succession,” she said. “They went in and vandalised an old graveyard first and desecrated the graves, and then used their contents to cause further vandalism next door.”

But then the incidents over this weekend are just shocking and disgusting.

Moore described the job she and fellow teacher Ciara Boyle had to do cleaning up the mess left behind last weekend as “absolutely disgusting”.

“That was hardly in her (Ciara’s) job description,” Moore said.

We pride ourselves in having nice grounds here – this is very upsetting.
It’s quite difficult to know what to say, I mean there’s no explanation. We don’t know why it’s being done. It’s the worst kind of anti-social behaviour.

The school now plans to erect security cameras and enhance security to the best of its ability.

Gardaí at Milford are investigating the incidents.

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