Drinking den risk

YOUTHS in Locking are risking their lives by climbing a school roof at weekends to get to a secret drinking den. Locking Primary School is built around a yard which is hidden from sight, so is an ideal place for children to hide from prying eyes, says hea

YOUTHS in Locking are risking their lives by climbing a school roof at weekends to get to a secret drinking den.Locking Primary School is built around a yard which is hidden from sight, so is an ideal place for children to hide from prying eyes, says headteacher Joanne Jones.She said: "The school caretaker now has to go in on Sundays to clear away left over cans and broken glass from the yard."Earlier this month we caught children, aged 11-18, climbing the roof to get into the yard."Letters were written to their parents and the children were made to hand over their pocket money for the damage done to light fittings in the school hall caused when they walked on the roof."The danger is that either schoolchildren will fall and cut themselves on broken glass or one of the kids involved might suffer serious injuries, or worse."Mrs Jones is now in discussions with the village's local action team about paying for anti-vandal paint for the school buildings at a cost of £400.The headteacher has been in regular contact with village bobby PC Adrian Woolacott, who is continuing to investigate the matter, and has stepped up his patrols around the school.


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