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The criminal behaviour spanned over three nights as the youngsters made their way onto the site in the early hours to cause senseless damage.

Leading providers of CCTV security, AlertSystems, have commented on the recent news regarding the mindless vandalism that occurred at a special needs school. The perpetrators were caught on CCTV causing at least £10,000 worth of damage.

Two youths were recorded on CCTV cameras climbing over security fencing at the Blackfriars Academy FE. They began to destroy three special-adapted minibuses that were used to transport students to the Bucknall site. The criminal behaviour spanned over three nights as the youngsters made their way onto the site in the early hours to cause senseless damage. The staff and pupils have condemned the attacks and have stated they will no longer be able to go on day trips while the buses are out of action.

The reversing monitors were pulled off the vehicles, the windscreens were smashed and the fire extinguishers were set off in the vehicles. Two garages were also broken into and sports equipment was stolen. The air conditioning unity was ripped off the roof and thrown to the ground and the exterior of the swimming pool was damaged in an attempted break in. The school has been forced to borrow buses from another school in order to pick up the children in the morning.

Sergeant Wayne Flowers stated: “Over the past three days, a number of incidents, including criminal damage and burglary, have taken place at Blackfriars School. An investigation is underway and officers are following up lines of inquiry. We will also increase patrol. The incidents have caused considerable disruption to staff and students.” Jackie Onions, director at the school’s Newcastle site said: “Our young people are disadvantaged already and to think there are people in society prepared to add to that is shocking.”

As experts in CCTV security, AlertSystems takes a keen interest in relevant industry news. A spokesperson from the company made the following statement upon hearing the story: “It is always truly disappointing to hear about stories such as this. Senseless attacks against school property restrict opportunities for innocent pupils. Fortunately, Blackfriars Academy invested in high-quality CCTV in order to protect their equipment. By utilising the footage as part of an investigation, the youths will hopefully be brought to justice quickly and efficiently. CCTV can help protect valuable assets that are held dear to the people that need them the most.”

AlertSystems manage and maintain thousands of commercial security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems, AlertSystems provides effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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