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Confusion over police press release

EDUCATION at Lerwick’s Sound primary school was not disrupted in any way on Monday despite having been the target of thieves over the weekend.

A police press release on Sunday gave the impression that the school had suffered widespread damage.

Police also said that money had been taken from charity boxes and fundraising collections.

The press release further implied that the break-in was drug related alarming many parents and school children.

But head teacher Kate Grieve confirmed on Monday that damage was restricted to two doors, while a small amount of money had been taken from the office.

“The incident has had no adverse effect on education here, no classroom was affected and no charity money was taken,” she said.

Area inspector Lindsay Tulloch acknowledged that the information used in the local media was provided by police and added that he would meet with head teacher Kate Grieve on Tuesday “regarding the matter”.