Vandals rip up playing fields in 4WD

"Disrespectful" vandals who ripped up sections of playing fields at two Palmerston schools have been taken to task.

Community Constable Bruce Dow, of Oamaru, said a four-wheel-drive vehicle was driven over sports fields at Palmerston Primary School and East Otago High School. The incident, early on Sunday morning, ended when the vehicle hit a parked car.

Palmerston Primary School principal Gareth Taylor said although the damage would not put the school out of pocket, the incident was "very annoying" and "just really disrespectful".

"It [the damage] will grow out, but it doesn't send a good message out to the kids that a local person doesn't have the same respect for the school that they have."

andrew.ashton@odt.co.nz

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