An attack on a Catholic secondary school in north Belfast has been branded sectarian.
Hundreds of pounds worth of damage was caused at Little Flower school on Somerton Road when vandals struck at around 1am yesterday morning.
Sectarian graffiti was plastered on the walls of the school and several laptops were damaged during the wrecking spree.
Last night Culture Minister and north Belfast Assemblywoman CarÃ¡l nÃ ChuilÃn, a former pupil, described the graffiti attack as "vile".
The Sinn Fein woman said: "Speaking as a past pupil of Little Flower, the news of this overnight attack on the school is distressing and will certainly impact on the local community. We are extending our message of support to pupils, staff and parents and calling for a prompt investigation by the PSNI to hold those responsible to account for their disgraceful actions.
"Schools are at the heart of the community and can be an easy target when it comes to vandalism and offensive, vile graffiti like this. Hopefully this graffiti can be removed quickly and the school can return to normality."
The PSNI are investigating the incident.