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Belfast: Support for school after buildings are gutted

By Rebecca Black

Published 15/04/2015

People in west Belfast will rally around a school badly damaged in an arson attack, a councillor has said
People in west Belfast will rally around a school badly damaged in an arson attack, a councillor has said

People in west Belfast will rally around a school badly damaged in an arson attack, a councillor has said.

Three portable buildings at the Christian Brothers' School on the Glen Road were destroyed after vandals broke in and set them alight.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Melanie McGrory said police received reports of the blaze at around 9.45pm on Monday.

The school is currently preparing its students for GCSE and A-level exams.

SDLP councillor Tim Attwood met principal Tommy Armstrong to see the damage for himself.

Mr Attwood said most of the damage was to a mobile PE room.

"It is outrageous that the hard work of students was also damaged in the fire attack," Mr Attwood said.

"The community will rally around and support the staff and students of this great community college.

"CBS Glen Road develops fantastic young students every year and the actions of a mindless few will not stop that." Police are appealing for witnesses.

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