Students’ Haiti relief fund taken
Prospect Primary School
was hit by burglars between the late night hours of Saturday and early Monday
morning, according to school officials.
Prospect Principal Gloria Bell said
the school was locked up after a Saturday evening event and that everything was
believed to be secure.
The burglars got in by breaking
through a window of the school’s east-wing conference room, Ms Bell said.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service
had not reported any arrests in connection with the break-in by press time.
According to Principal Bell,
several cabinets had been pried open with a crowbar in the administration
office as well as the faculty office.
The principal’s office was also entered,
but it was not immediately clear if anything had been taken there.
Relatively small amounts of cash
were taken from faculty and administrative offices, Ms Bell said.
“They (referring to the burglars)
knew what they were looking for – it’s so sad,” she said.
School officials had recently
collected donations for Haiti
earthquake relief from students that were to be presented to the Red Cross next
School children throughout Cayman
have helped raise funds for the earthquake-stricken country.
Ms Bell also said that student
payments for bus transportation had also been collected and were being kept in
the administration office.
“They broke into the school and
caused all this damage for just a little bit of money,” the principal said. “Is
it really worth it?”
Ms Bell said an attempt to break
into the school was made last year, but the suspects got no further than the
“They broke the glass from the door
window, but couldn’t get inside,” she said.
RCIPS officers were also
investigating another break-in that occurred at the offices of the Cayman
Islands Football Association, but did not immediately state whether the two