State School equipment stolen
GATTON State School fell victim to thieves last weekend, when around $1300 worth of equipment was stolen from the school grounds.
Gatton State School janitor, Reg Archinal, said a 100L rain tank, tank stand and pump was taken.
“That tank provides water to the special education department for their washing machine and that building,” he said.
“It makes it worse especially that it was the Special Education kids that are affected by this as they use the tank for water play and sensory education.
“It's hard to believe that someone would take something like this and it's all our tax money that has to cover it.
“It's not like our school just has that money lying around and can afford to replace this equipment all the time.”
Gatton residents are encouraged to keep an eye on the school grounds over the Christmas holidays and to report any suspicious activity to the School Watch number 131 788.
He said it will be difficult to replace the equipment.
Police were contacted and are investigating the theft.