a ransacked college, a swastika painted on the walls

Charente: a ransacked college in Baignes

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Through a press release, the Charente department reports a “particularly heavy” toll after acts of vandalism committed during the night from Sunday to Monday.

It is early in the morningbefore the opening of the college doors, that people would have entered the establishment before seriously damage it. The department describes a building “trashed”.

In the list of damage: computer equipment destroyed, cold rooms emptied of their contents, food thrown on the ground, tags and inscriptions on the walls (including a swastika, an anarchist sign and anti-RN inscriptions), as reported by the newspaper “Charente-Libre” Earlier in the day.

Probably no reopening before the start of the school year

The consequences of these degradations are lourdes. Of the pipes were destroyedcausing water leaks having collapse certain ceilings. Doors, windows and openings have been forcedimpacting the reception conditions students in the establishment.

That is why “the academic directorate of national education in Charente had to send all students home. Teachers are also prevented from teaching their classes”, specifies the press release.

Questioned by the newspaper “South West“, Philippe Boutythe president of the Charente Departmental Council, is pessimistic regarding the capacity of the establishment to be able to welcome students before the end of the school year. It is therefore possible that the college will remain unoccupied until next school year.

Despite everything, work rehabilitation were ordered this morning to allow the restoration of the establishment.as soon as possible“.

An open investigation

The Charente departmental council immediately filed a complaintand will be particularly attentive to ensuring that the culprits are identified and punished”, adds the press release.

At the same time, a investigation was opened to shed light on these events.



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