St. Maarten Prime Minister condemns school vandalism

POSTED: 03/7/13 8:59 PM

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot- Williams yesterday expressed the disgust of her government at last weekend’s vandalism of the Methodist Agogic Centre (MAC) Reverend John A. Gumbs Campus.
“It is wrong in any circumstance but especially when done at schools where students are displaced for long or short periods,” the prime minister said during Wednesday’s Council of Ministers weekly press conference.
She called on the population to help the community police officers and St. Maarten in being more vigilant. Any suspicious activity should be reported immediately, the prime minister stressed.
“Today it is the MAC, tomorrow it can be a school that our children or grandchildren are attending. We would not feel good about it then so we can’t feel good about it or accept it now when this takes place at any other school,” she added.
The Police’s Forensic and Detective departments are still investigating the vandalism. Via a press release Police spokesman Ricardo Henson said that the matter was being given the highest priority.
Unknown vandals wreaked havoc on the Rev. John A. Gumbs campus located in Betty’s Estate sometime last weekend. They broke into five of the sixteen class rooms at the institution. According to a Police report, the vandals played around with a fire extinguisher, eventually covering everything in the classrooms with powder. The powder was considered potentially hazardous to students, hence classroom materials could not be used earlier in the week. The vandals also threw a large iguana through a window of one of the class rooms. The school’s principal was the one who discovered the vandalism.

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