17/11/2003

Schools targeted in attacks over the weekend

Two schools have been targeted in separate attacks at the weekend.

A school in Co Down was targeted by arsonists at around 5.30am on Monday.

A school minibus at Regent House School in Newtownards was destroyed in the attack, while two other vehicles were damaged.

The front of the school also suffered damage in the blaze.

Elsewhere, an English classroom at Lismore Comprehensive in Craigavon, Co Armagh was destroyed in a fire at around 7.30pm on Sunday.

School principal Joe Corrigan described the blaze as "needless and destructive", however he said he did not think the attack was sectarian.

(MB)

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