Police search for Glasgow special needs school vandals

Caledonian Chronicle

By Lesley Roy

POLICE are searching for the cruel vandals who set fire to a Glasgow special needs school.

Six firefighters were called out to  Hollybrook Academy, in the Govanhill area of the city, at 10.30pm on Saturday night to tackle blazes in several areas of the two-storey building.

The school was closed Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 March to its 140 S1-S6 pupils, to allow council officers to assess the damage and for Strathclyde police and fire departments to conduct their investigations.

A Glasgow City Council spokesman said: “It’s despicable that vandals would set fire to any school.

“But this is particularly cruel as Hollybrook is a school for vulnerable young people with additional support for learning needs and they will now lose two valuable days of their education as a result.

“We would urge anyone who knows anything about this incident to contact the police.

“In the meantime…

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