There was a break-in at the Caparo RC School, Caparo Valley Brasso Road, last weekend.
The crime was discovered after 6 a.m. on Saturday, October 7 when the security guard reported for duty at the change of shift.
The person/s unknown gained entry to the compound climbing over a fence and forcing the door of the school’s cafeteria; they stole snacks and coins. They broke a glass partition in a door to gain entry to the principal’s office. The outer office was ransacked, and drawers and a cupboard forced open. Some money and a government-issued laptop were stolen.
Police officers from the Gran Couva Station went to the school Saturday afternoon and a Crime Scene Investigator subsequently collected evidence. Repairs to the damaged areas were undertaken for resumption of classes on Monday, October 9.
Contacted about this incident, Sharon Mangroo, the Chief Executive Officer of the Catholic Education Board of Management told The Catholic News, “Schools provide a key element to improving the quality of life for entire families. By stealing resources from the school, to some extent the perpetrators deny their own sisters and brothers the opportunity for such improvement.”
She congratulated the principal and staff of the school who in the face of the trauma took action to restore the learning environment and minimise the loss of class time.