Geraldton crime: Photos show extent of John Willcock College vandalism

Geraldton Guardian
Windows at John Willcock College were smashed. The science office, home economics room and design and technology room were among those vandalised.
Camera IconWindows at John Willcock College were smashed. The science office, home economics room and design and technology room were among those vandalised. Credit: Supplied.

Photos released today show the extent of a vandalism incident at John Willcock College in Rangeway overnight.

Several windows were smashed, offices were trashed and computers, photocopiers, projectors and CCTV were damaged in the rampage.

Police also allege that intruders started a small fire in the school’s student services office.

The damage bill is estimated at $150,000.

Two boys, aged 12 and 13, have been charged with aggravated burglary and commit offence, stealing, criminal damage and criminal damage by fire.

They are due to appear before the Geraldton Children’s Court later this month.

Police are still investigating the incident and ask that anyone with information contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The school remained closed today.

Principal Julie Campbell asked parents to monitor social media and text messages for information on when the school would re-open.

She said the incident was devastating.

“It has a whole community impact,” she said.

Windows at John Willcock College were smashed. The science office, home economics room and design and technology room were among those vandalised.
Camera IconWindows at John Willcock College were smashed. The science office, home economics room and design and technology room were among those vandalised. Credit: Supplied.
Offices at John Willcock College were trashed.
Camera IconOffices at John Willcock College were trashed. Credit: Supplied.
Lawns at John Willcock College were strewn with school items.
Camera IconLawns at John Willcock College were strewn with school items. Credit: Supplied.
Computers, photocopiers, projectors, CCTV and other items were damaged in the incident.
Camera IconComputers, photocopiers, projectors, CCTV and other items were damaged in the incident. Credit: Supplied.
Broken glass litters the ground at John Willcock College.
Camera IconBroken glass litters the ground at John Willcock College. Credit: Supplied.

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