Vandals target school

Newbury Primary School.

Tara Murray

Craigieburn police are investigating the vandalism of Newbury Primary School.

The school was notified on Saturday that someone had graffitied the words ‘open schools’ on one of the school buildings.

The school expressed its disappointment on its Facebook page.

“Whilst we understand that everyone is frustrated, damaging property is not the answer. This act of vandalism defaces our school – a school we work hard to keep looking neat, tidy and attractive– and costs time and money to remove,” the post said.

In a statement, Victoria Police said they believed the school was sprayed with graffiti between 11am on Friday and 11am on Saturday.

The school wasn’t the only place graffitied on the weekend, with someone spray-painting ‘Andrews out, freedom in’ on the Highlands Waterside Cafe.

A Stocklands spokesperson said they had organised to have the graffiti to be removed from the affected areas on the day it was discovered.

They’ve also increased security at the Highlands Estate.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at