Hawick school vandal suspects reporter to fiscal

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TWO teenagers suspected of being responsible for vandalism at a primary school in Hawick have been reported to the procurator fiscal, writes Bob Burgess.

It follows a police probe into an incident on August 16 when four double-glazed windows were smashed at Burnfoot community school.

Police viewed closed circuit television footage which they say identified two Hawick males aged 16 and 17 years.

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said ; “This would appear to be a mindless act of vandalism that caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage.

“Anti social behaviour such as this will not be tolerated in our communities.”

In 2010-11, Scottish Borders Council faced a bill of £30,000 to repair damage by vandals at schools across the region.

In the same 12 months, the Burnfoot school was vandalised on 22 occasions and repairs cost £4,382.