School to hire security guard after incidents

TARGET: Logans Primary School
TARGET: Logans Primary School

A Motherwell primary school is being forced to employ a security guard following a string of attacks on the building.

Thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused in the latest alleged incident at Logans Primary School on Monday (November 23) night.

It is reported the school was broken into and a fire started in the P1 classroom.

Police confirmed that a 20-year-old female had been arrested and detained for court as we went to press, while two 13-year-old males had been liberated on undertaking.

North Lanarkshire Council said a security guard would be put in place ‘until a more permanent security solution is found’.

Headteacher Angela Cusick said: “We are totally sickened by this attack on our lovely school, which has resulted in several thousand pounds worth of damage.

“Everything in the primary 1 classroom has been ruined – all the children’s classwork has been fire damaged and their lovely displays destroyed.

“The mindless attack on our school is one of a number we’ve had to endure in recent months.

“It feels like we’re having to endure a constant battle, which is totally unnecessary. We’re looking at introducing further security measures but this impacts on the already stretched education budget.

“Our pupils cannot understand why anyone would want to attack their school.

“We’re doing our best to minimise the impact this has on our children’s learning and our staff have been absolutely fantastic with everyone pulling together.

“I hope the community comes together and we find ways of preventing things like this happening again.”

A spokesperson for the council said a security guard would be a temporary solution while other security measures - such as window shutters, CCTV and lighting - were considered.