Six teenage students are arrested after causing $50,000 in damages on muck up day

Six teenage students are arrested after ‘causing $50,000 in damage to a school in Sydney’s west during muck up day rampage’

  • The male students, aged 17 to 18, allegedly broke into Fairfield West school 
  • The group allegedly destroyed property, broke windows and spray painted walls
  • Five student face the children’s court and the sixth, age 18, will face local court

Six teenagers have been arrested after a school was vandalised in a muck up day rampage, causing $50,000 in damages.

The male students, aged 17 to 18, allegedly broke into Fairfield West school in Sydney’s west on September 23 between 5pm and 10pm.

Police allege the group destroyed property, spray-painted walls and ransacked classrooms.

Officers saw eight people running through the school when they arrived at the scene.

Police allege the group destroyed property, spray-painted walls and ransacked classrooms (pictured)

Police allege the group destroyed property, spray-painted walls and ransacked classrooms (pictured)

Two 17-year-old boy’s were arrested and charged with aggravated break and enter, malicious damage, stealing and graffiti after they were allegedly found hiding in a park.

They appeared in a children’s court on September 24 where they were granted conditional bail, to reappear in a children’s court on November 2.

Another two students, age 17, were arrested on Thursday following further inquiries.  

On the same day, a fifth 17-year-old was arrested after he turned himself into Fairfield Police Station.

An 18-year-old man was later arrested at at a home in Casula, in Sydney’s south-west. 

All four also also faced charges of aggravated break and enter, malicious damage, stealing and graffiti.

The male students, aged 17 to 18, allegedly broke into Fairfield West school in Sydney's west (pictured) on September 23 between 5pm and 10pm

 The male students, aged 17 to 18, allegedly broke into Fairfield West school in Sydney’s west (pictured) on September 23 between 5pm and 10pm

The older student was granted conditional bail and will appear in Fairfield Local Court on October 12.

The five younger students were granted conditional bail and will appear in a children’s court on November 2.

Police Minister David Elliott slammed Muck Up day, saying it was not an excuse for alleged criminal behaviour.

‘Kids that aren’t going to comply with the law will be dealt with both by, I expect, the schools, but certainly by police,’ he said on Saturday, according to 7 News.

‘Mucking up because it’s your last day of school is going to be no excuse when you’re before the magistrate.’

Police investigations are ongoing.

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