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Threat against school a disgrace

6 March, 2014 - by Ian Milne

Sinn Féin MLA Ian Milne has said that it is unacceptable that a bullet has been sent to Tobermore Controlled Primary School in Magherafelt.

 Mr Milne said,

“The fact that a bullet was sent to Tobermore Controlled Primary School today is an absolute disgrace and those behind the threat should be ashamed of themselves.

 “Schools should be a place of sanctuary and learning and young children should be protected from these types of attacks and threats.

“The PSNI need to treat this as a hate crime as I believe that this threat is targeting a family that recently settled in the area.

 “There are still those in the community who want to continually divide society whether it is through religion or race and the community needs to stand firm against these threats.

 “I am sure that the people of Magherafelt will stand in support of this family and their children in ensuring that the right of a child to have a good education is protected.

“I am calling on those behind the threat to cease their intimidation immediately and allow this family to live in peace.”

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