to 2003 News Archive
SCHOOLS' STOLEN GOODS RECOVERED BY POLICE
worth of equipment which was stolen during a break-in at
Stranraer Academy has been recovered by police.
youths, one an existing pupil at the school and the other
pupil, have been interviewed in connection with the case
and are now the
subject of a report to the Children's Reporter.
equipment, which included two laptop computers, four overhead
projectors and a video recorder, was all recovered by police
and returned to
the school on Friday.
The news delighted staff who told the
Free Press last
week that they
thought they had lost two years in their quest to become
one of the
country's most modern schools.
And this week Rector Jimmy
Higgins was full of praise for the police for the
"professional and urgent" manner in which they retrieved
the goods. The relieved Rector said:
"The police have
been magnificent in their response
"They have treated it in a very professional manner
and with an urgency
which showed they realised the importance to young people's
terms of the loss we suffered".
Mr Higgins continued:
were absolutely delighted with the news that all
the equipment had been recovered and, apart from a single
bulb in a
projector, it is undamaged.
is a huge relief."