Hundreds of pounds stolen from Northamptonshire school in break-in

Headteacher 'Laura Buckley and administrator Karen Cave with disappointed children. 'Millie McLoughlin, nine, has donated her pocket money to replace the stolen money
Headteacher 'Laura Buckley and administrator Karen Cave with disappointed children. 'Millie McLoughlin, nine, has donated her pocket money to replace the stolen money
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Hundreds of pounds have been stolen from a primary school safe during a break-in.

The money, which was taken from the safe in Ringstead Primary School, had been intended to pay for a defibrillator for the school.

Laura Buckley with the empty safe

Laura Buckley with the empty safe

The headteacher, Laura Buckley, was called out to the school on Sunday morning after the alarm was set off.

She said: “It must have been somebody who knows the school.

“It seems like they knew what they were looking for.

“They ignored all the ICT equipment, went straight to the safe and took the money for the defibrillator and some other money too.”

Hundreds of pounds have been stolen from Ringstead Primary School safe during a break-in

Hundreds of pounds have been stolen from Ringstead Primary School safe during a break-in

She said she hoped that if anybody knew anything about the theft they would come forward.

The school’s secretary and pupils had raised the money over the past few months through a number of events including cake sales, mufti days, an Easter raffle, coffee mornings and film nights.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police confirmed that a break-in had occurred at the school.

He said: “Officers were called to the school at about 1.40am on June 7.

“The offenders had forced their way into the school some time after 11.30pm on June 6 by removing a window in the side of the building.

“They broke into an office and stole a sum of money from the safe.

“We would appeal for anyone who knows anything about this to call us on 101.”