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School arson a sickening sectarian attack

29 July, 2009

Sinn Féin Councillor Tierna Cunningham today described the early morning attempt to burn classrooms at St Mary's Star of the Sea Primary School on the Shore Road as a "sickening sectarian attack".

"This is the second time the school has been targeted by arsonists in a month," she said.

"It is a sickening sectarian attack on a place which should be a safe haven for children.

"The staff of St Mary's has worked hard to give local children the best possible start to life through a good education and it beggars belief that anyone could target a school to vent their hatred.

"The recent spate of attacks on schools is robbing all our children of the best opportunities that education can provide as much-needed resources are being diverted to deal with this wanton destruction.

"These attacks should stop now and I appeal to anyone who has any information on those behind the attacks to contact the police."

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