Cameras capture burglar going on Halloween rampage in Northern Ireland school
These are the shocking Halloween night CCTV images of a burglar causing senseless destruction as he went on the rampage inside a Co Armagh primary school.
Defiant staff at Carrick Primary School in Lurgan's Sloan Avenue said last night they had already cleaned up and the doors will be open today for the second half of term.
The school cameras captured the raid at 7pm on Saturday and a school Facebook video appeal for the public to get in touch with police to identify the culprit had last night been viewed by more than 23,000 people.
The raider could be seen ransacking parts of the school in an apparent search for cash as he kicked and forced in doors.
One door was knocked completely smashed off its hinges.
A school spokesman said on Sunday: "Staff have already been in today to clean up the mess and the window has been boarded up. We appreciate all the support and messages. School will be open as usual tomorrow as we do not want your children's education to suffer because of this awful incident."
The school's Facebook page said on Saturday: "Unfortunately tonight at approximately 7pm our lovely school was broken into. The male intruder has been seen by our CCTV climbing over the main entrance gate, walking up the drive and smashing a window in the 'north wing' section of the school. They then caused a lot of damage in a classroom and the main office, smashing in the door.
"Staff are very careful to leave valuables locked away and money is banked so this was a completely senseless act. The police have visited".