Another primary school in the Corozal District was targeted by burglars. Church of Christ Primary School located in the Halls Layout area of Corozal Town fell victim to thieves sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. According to the school administrators the thieves’ actions will have very costly impacts on their school.

Screen_Shot_2017-07-06_at_8.13.28_PMJose Chan, Principal, Church of Christ School

“On July the 5th at about 8:15 I was informed that the library upstairs was opened and normally we know that all the doors are closed so students came to my house and informed us that the front door of the library was opened I readily came and I noticed that yes it was forced opened and on further checks we noticed that the standard six back door was force opened also and a portion of the door was knocked out and the door that gave access from standard six to the office was also forced opened, it’s a very pity situation because we give back to the community; presently we have our vacation bible school then we would have our medical team going and remedial sports camp for such thing to happen on such occasion, stolen was a dell laptop along with the charger, extension and mouse and they did damages to the doors, it hurts us a lot because we need to spend almost eight hundred dollars, we need to replace the doors and replace the locks and it’s a big loss for us because in these times that we are closing we are doing repairs and jus to add more expense to the school.”    


Screen_Shot_2017-07-06_at_8.13.38_PMDavid Victor Diego, General Manager, Church of Christ

“Right now the Police are doing their preliminary investigations and so we leave it on the hands of the police because we do not want to speculate but what happened is that we had some of our building broken doors and it cost at about nine hundred and ten dollars so we know it will impact our school because we are a small school and we are trying to do our best for our school community and so for them to come and vandalize our school knowing that we need help and we know that these are not good times and we know that everybody working together and donating try to give time towards the school that we will prosper but when we have these types of situation it does not speaks well because it a constraint financially.”

Jose Chan, Principal, Church of Christ School

“I’m asking the community not to tolerate these burglars and if you hear someone selling a Dell laptop please do not buy it from them instead inform the police officers because if they are selling a laptop for example for two hundred dollars very cheapo that means that it is either stolen goods and yes we beg the community to have an eye on the school especially at night if they are passing by the school and they see a stranger by the bus stop or they see lights in the classrooms which is very unusual we have lights installed at night at an enclose area and these persons still entering our school.”

Several weeks ago Mary Hill RC Primary School had also been targeted by burglars. Luckily the items were recovered but the school had to spend on repairs to damages caused by the burglars.

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