Incumbent Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett is asking locals to keep watch over Bundaberg and Burnett schools during the holidays.
Mr Bennett said with the school holidays officially commencing on Friday afternoon, it’s a timely reminder that schools were often the target for criminal activity.
“The holidays are fast approaching which means there are a lot of vacant schools across the region, and unfortunately these schools are an easy target for opportunistic crime,” Mr Bennett said.
Mr Bennett urged the community to work together to reduce criminal activity.
“We can all do our bit to help reduce vandalism, theft and arson in our schools to help create safer school communities,” he said.
“If you see anything suspicious, please report it to the School Watch hotline on 13 17 88, or contact police.”
The School Watch program is a partnership between Education Queensland, the Queensland Police Service and the state government Protective Security Service.
6 December 2017