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Sinn Féin slams attacks on schools

18 September, 2003

Sinn Fein representative for north Belfast, Gerry Kelly, has slammed the leaving of devices at two schools today. The schools targeted were the Fortwilliam Dominican College in North Belfast and St Comgalls High School in Larne.

Speaking today Mr Kelly said:

"We have seen over the past few months schools being targeted and attacked. Today we have devices being left at two Catholic schools, Fortwilliam College and St Comgalls High School in Larne. This is completely wrong and unjustifiable.

"Those responsible are deliberately selecting the most vulnerable targets to further whatever agenda they have. In the end it is the school pupils and their education that will suffer. Schools like hospitals are cherished by the community and should not be subject to this.

"Any harassment, threats or attacks directed against schools is deplorable and must be brought to an end immediately. All children, no matter what denomination, have an absolute right to education free from these kind of threats." ENDS

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