Led by the Commissioner, Ministry of Education officials have denounced the recent case of vandalism at Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy.
Describing it as an “outrageous act”, Kalmar Richards and acting Education Minister, Walter Roban and Walter Roban were not impressed after the school for students with special needs was vandalised last week, causing extensive damage.
Property damaged included glass doors and windows, in addition to the school’s bus, which is specially equipped, owned by the charity Friends of Hope Academy, which transports students to curricular and extracurricular events.
Mrs. Richards said: “This outrageous act of vandalism has impacted the school’s ability to provide regular programming to our students. We are working closely with the DMBHA family to mitigate these impacts.”
Acting Education Minister Walter Roban echoed her remarks, saying: “I am angered and infuriated with the unwarranted act of violence and violation on the Dame Marjorie Bean Hope Academy. There is no justification for anyone to have committed this terrible action. All it has done is impede the valuable work of the educators and frustrate the opportunity for the students and families to benefit from the important work of this facility.
“The Bermuda Police Service was immediately alerted when the vandalism was discovered on Saturday and is actively investigating. We support every effort of the BPS to investigate and apprehend the perpetrator(s).
“To those in our community who would like to support the Friends of Hope Academy, Charity #7222, donations can be made to HSBC 010-133700-001”