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Vandals go on rampage at Grammar schools

By Ian Bushnell 13 July 2018 47
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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Trish Andrews 9:35 pm 13 Jul 18

That’s terrible - what do they have against the place!

Nick Jrw 8:40 pm 13 Jul 18

definitely marist brethren

Michael Wayne 7:41 pm 13 Jul 18

Also the offenders drive a legit bucket of bolts 🤣🤣

Michael Wayne 7:38 pm 13 Jul 18

Bloody school holidays ...

Roberta Bausch 7:25 pm 13 Jul 18

Hope they get caught soon and they will 😡

Peter Bright 6:33 pm 13 Jul 18

If they get caught they should be desexed!

Angela Thomas 5:58 pm 13 Jul 18

Bet he moonlights for Antifa at the weekend!

Margaret Hunt 3:31 pm 13 Jul 18

Lock them up and throw away the key! Hopefully the police will catch them - senseless vandals!

Nicole Lawler Inveen 3:15 pm 13 Jul 18


Heather Walker-broose 3:14 pm 13 Jul 18

Someone must know this guy, he's clearly not a kid either.

Helen McIntosh Carpenter 3:12 pm 13 Jul 18


Ann Ann 1:34 pm 13 Jul 18

Family law matter maybe?

    Ann Ann 2:04 pm 13 Jul 18

    Andrea Kerr seems like it’s targeted to two schools so maybe a disgruntled party in a family law matter. The school fees are expensive!

Warwick Alsop 1:32 pm 13 Jul 18

You should have to register your details to a national database when you buy adidas clothing.

Kristen Skinner 1:24 pm 13 Jul 18

Wtf is wrong with people?

justin heywood 1:16 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.

LJ Tas 1:02 pm 13 Jul 18

Maybe someone that hates that expensive private schools like this exist?

I'm guessing the police will check out the radical groups to see if anyone is bragging?

Alice Leda Shornwoolly Lamb 12:46 pm 13 Jul 18

How senseless

Sudh Vach 11:18 am 13 Jul 18

Ex pissed student 🤔🤔🤣

James Love 11:05 am 13 Jul 18

What is wrong with the world today. Bloody junkies

Lee Sheather 11:03 am 13 Jul 18

Interesting, why ? Glass company needs work ? more to this story .

    Di Richardson 9:45 pm 13 Jul 18

    Or grammar seriously pissed them off somehow. Why target just grammar and the grammar rowing club... agree there is more to this for sure!

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