Man fined $750 after Gatton school vandalism in 2012

A MAN who went on a vandalism spree at a Gatton school has faced Gatton Magistrates Court.

Daniel Wilfred Trevor May-Lyons pleaded guilty to entering premises and committing an indictable offence on March 9, 2012.

The court heard May- Lyons and a group of friends were at Lockyer District High School when they forced their way into a large shed used for agricultural studies by removing glass.

May-Lyons took a fire extinguisher and emptied the contents in the shed, and then did more damage to surrounding buildings, and disturbed animals penned up nearby.

He then went to the school hall where he again gained entry by removing glass.

May-Lyons kicked the hall door open, damaging the door and the frame.

He emptied more fire extinguishers in the hall and threw a large rock through a glass panel in the main door.

Fire extinguishers were found dumped in a nearby stormwater drain.

Police located three people after the event and they provided statements to police. The court heard May-Lyons had moved to Western Australia shortly after the damage had taken place.

He recently moved back to the area.

Police were made aware of his return and they interviewed May-Lyons at Gatton police station on December 15.

They said the man made full admissions.

He was fined $750.

Police are investigating the actions of others involved in the incident.


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