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Principal moved by response to school break-in

Moat Primary School Principal Felicity Humphreys pictured after £15,000 worth of iPads were stolen from the school

THE principal of the Moat Primary School in Lisnaskea has thanked the community for their support in the week following a burglary in which £15,000 worth of iPads stolen.
The community rallied around the school with donations, messages of support and kind acts. Belfast company iPhix has set up a Justgiving page to replace the iPads, and have raised £1,125 so far. Other local businesses have also donated to the cause.
At around 10pm last Sunday evening, police were alerted to suspicious activity at the school and found that the property had been ransacked, with approximately 50 iPads stolen.
The estimated cost of the iPads is around £15,000 – money which had been raised by the Parent Teacher Association.
Police retrieved several iPads from the Castlebalfour Park area of Lisnaskea last Monday evening, which may have been taken during a burglary at the primary school.
The school remained closed last Monday while police carried out investigations, and reopened to pupils again on Tuesday.
Principal of the Moat Primary School, Felicity Humphreys thanked the community for their support and said,
“We have received so much support in all forms from the local community. Our hearts ache, questions churn. And yet, we have seen goodness emerge from the pain of loss – heroic deeds, selfless compassion, a one-for-all sense of community. Somehow in the midst of this evil, goodness fights to prevail.”


‘To break in and steal children’s learning aids and create significant damage is a disgraceful act of criminality.’

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