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Pictures posted by the PSNI of the damage caused at Tullygally Primary School and one of the pellets fired from the gun

Pictures posted by the PSNI of the damage caused at Tullygally Primary School and one of the pellets fired from the gun

Pictures posted by the PSNI of the damage caused at Tullygally Primary School and one of the pellets fired from the gun

A pellet gun attack causing thousands of pounds worth of damage to a primary school in Co Armagh has been condemned.

Police shared pictures of seven smashed windows at Tullygally Primary School, with the damage thought to have occurred overnight between Thursday and Friday.

The school is currently open during the pandemic, with staff caring for vulnerable children and children of key workers.

The PSNI added that all repair costs will now have to be taken from the school budget.

SDLP councillor Thomas Larkham said he was "absolutely sickened to the pit of my stomach" when he heard of the damage.

"Those responsible should be ashamed of themselves as this school has remained open during this pandemic," he said.

Anyone with information has been asked to call police on 101.

Belfast Telegraph