Dutch schools to prevent New Year arson

24th December 2008, Comments 0 comments

Measures include removing valuable equipment from schools and hiring security guards.

THE NETHERLANDS – Many primary schools are taking extra precautions to prevent vandalism and arson round the New Year.

Last year, 25 primary schools suffered damage as a result of fireworks, vandals or arson. Five schools were burnt down, bringing the total damage to around EUR 25 million.

The Association of School Managers is calling for precautions to be taken this year. Measures include removing valuable equipment from schools and leaving lights on over the holidays.

People living near schools are being asked to keep an eye on the premises, while some schools are hiring security guards.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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