Six school kids appear in Alexandria Magistrates' Court on housebreaking and theft charges: Eastern Cape police

JANUARY 16, 2015

Six school children, 11 and 12 years-of-age, appeared in the Alexandria Magistrates' Court, Eastern Cape on Thursday on charges of housebreaking and theft resulting from vandalism incidents which took place at a local school over two days last week, Eastern Cape police said.

Of the 22 children identified, only one actually attended the school where almost every classroom was trashed, walls covered in paint, books and stationery thrown on the floor, graffiti written on doors and taps left open.

Items were also stolen. Some of the children involved were under the age of 10 and criminal proceedings were, therefore, not instituted against them. The case has been postponed to 20 January 2015.

Photo caption: NOT IN GOOD TASTE... Almost every classroom was trashed, walls covered in paint, books and stationery thrown on the floor, graffiti written on doors and taps left open.