Police arrest man after school incident

DAMAGE: Police attended the scene on Monday morning.

A MAN who allegedly caused in excess of $3000 worth of damage at Greta Valley Primary School on Monday morning has been involuntarily placed in mental health care.

Detective Senior Sergeant Garry Barton of Wangaratta police said the 41 year old entered school grounds at around 8am and smashed three staff cars before smashing school windows and doors, allegedly with an iron bar.

He said the accused is unknown to the school and does not have a fixed address but was living out of his car in the Greta area.

No students were at the school at the time of the incident.

Det Sen Sgt Barton said police were yet to press charges or interview the accused as he was being immediately treated for a mental illness at the Kerferd Unit in Wangaratta.

Greta Valley Primary School was closed on Monday but was expected to re-open on Tuesday.

More to come.

See Wednesday’s print edition of the Wangaratta Chronicle for full article.


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