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Feb 5, 2008

… While in Dangriga, primary school is targetted

When we last visited Dangriga’s Christ the King Anglican school in November it was to report on it’s preparations for Garifuna Settlement Day. Tonight the news is less pleasant, as over the weekend thieves broke in, not once, but twice. The first break-in occurred between Friday night and Sunday morning and was detected by a teacher who had gone to the school to pick up something. It appeared that the thieves cut one of the bars on the grill door after they could not open its two locks. They then slid through the opening after breaking the lock on the wooden door. The school fixed that door with new locks on Sunday but by Monday morning when teachers and students showed up for classes it was evident that thieves had struck yet again. This time, they broke the new locks and entered the same way. Principal Carol Young told News Five that she believes it was an ex-student who entered her office with the help of at least one adult. Young said the intruder, who had to be small enough to fit through the grill door, appeared to know exactly where to go as he went straight to her drawer where she had money, sports equipment and stationery. They also removed a C.P.U. from the office and two computer speakers. Young said it appeared the thieves also thought about entering the computer lab on the upper flat because the keys to that room were taken from the office and found on the floor in front of the lab. They might have changed their minds when they realised that the nearby Social Security office had a watchman on duty. The school is preparing to hold fund-raising events to come up with the almost two thousand dollars it will cost to install metal panel doors over four of the doors.

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