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Boys accused of vandalising an Adelaide primary school

Three boys aged seven, 10 and 11 are accused of vandalising an Adelaide primary school.

Police say the trio broke into the Forbes Primary School, south of the city, just before 6pm on Monday and caused significant damage by splashing paint over the walls, ripping up carpets and damaging electronic equipment.

‘On police arrival, three children were seen inside a school building and they attempted to run from officers, but they were quickly rounded up and detained,’ SA police said.

 

Three boys aged seven, 10 and 11 are accused of vandalising (pictured) an Adelaide primary school

Police say the trio broke into the Forbes Primary School, south of the city, just before 6pm on Monday and caused significant damage (pictured)

Police say the trio broke into the Forbes Primary School, south of the city, just before 6pm on Monday and caused significant damage (pictured)

Paint was also splashed onto a computer and poured into a classroom's pet turtle tank (pictured)

Paint was also splashed onto a computer and poured into a classroom’s pet turtle tank (pictured)

The 10 and 11-year-old boys were arrested and charged with trespass and property damage while the seven-year-old was cautioned.

Pictures show red, yellow, blue, black and purple paint smeared on the desks and floors of classrooms, as well as the walls in the hallway.

Four classrooms have been trashed, according to 7News.  

Coloruring pencils, Texta markers and other items were seen strewn on the floor.

The 10 and 11-year-old boys were arrested and charged with trespass and property damage while the seven-year-old was cautioned (pictured is Forbes Primary)

The 10 and 11-year-old boys were arrested and charged with trespass and property damage while the seven-year-old was cautioned (pictured is Forbes Primary)

'It's senseless, I don't understand it. I think a lot of people don't understand it,' Forbes School Principal Iain Elliott (pictured) said

‘It’s senseless, I don’t understand it. I think a lot of people don’t understand it,’ Forbes School Principal Iain Elliott (pictured) said

Paint was also splashed onto a computer and poured into a classroom’s pet turtle tank.

The turtle was not injured, according to 9News. 

‘It’s senseless, I don’t understand it. I think a lot of people don’t understand it,’ Forbes School Principal Iain Elliott said.

The two older boys will appear in the Adelaide Youth Court at a later date.

Purple paint is seen on the outside and inside of a microwave

Purple paint is seen on the outside and inside of a microwave

 

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