13 July 2018

Vandals go on rampage at Grammar schools

| Ian Bushnell
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Still image from CCTV footage.

Still image from CCTV footage.

Police are on the hunt for vandals who went on a rampage at two of the ACT’s elite private schools early on Monday morning (9 July).

ACT Policing has released CCTV footage of masked and hooded offenders armed with baseball bats who smashed more than 100 windows at Canberra Grammar School in Red Hill and the nearby Canberra Girls Grammar School in Deakin, as well as attacking the Girls Grammar Rowing Centre in Yarralumla.

Police said the attacks occurred between 1:00 am and 2:00 am, causing extensive damage, with the windows of school buses at both campuses also broken.

The CCTV footage captures the attack on the Rowing Centre.

One offender was wearing black Adidas branded tracksuit pants, a black, long-sleeved Nike SB top, and had his face covered by a dark piece of cloth with a lighter pattern. He was wearing a black New York Yankees baseball cap and black Nike shoes.

The second offender was wearing a long-sleeved black top, black tracksuit pants, black shoes, and had his head covered by a lighter-coloured length of material as a makeshift hood.

A Canberra Grammar spokesperson said 110 windows were broken and all had now been repaired. Girls Grammar declined to comment. School holiday programs were not disrupted at both schools.

Police would also like to speak with the driver of a vehicle that drove past the Rowing Centre while the incident was taking place. The driver is not believed to be involved in this incident, but they may have seen it, or have other information that could help police. The vehicle, which is also pictured in the CCTV footage, appears to be a blue sports car, possibly a convertible MG.

Police urge anyone with information that could assist in this investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.

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justin heywood1:16 pm 13 Jul 18

There is a certain subset of society that is encouraged to believe that their failure to become a rock star / tech billionaire is due to the existence of ‘posh’ schools.

I expect these two angry morons are in that category.

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