FOUR public schools in the Redlands have been broken into throughout the school holidays.
Capalaba police said Alexandra Hills State High School was targeted overnight on Wednesday.
A canteen door had been forced open. No property was stolen but an empty chocolate box was left behind.
Redland Bay State School had its alarms activated on Saturday about 4.45pm.
A rock and pot plant was used to smash the window of a classroom block before unknown offenders entered.
The intruders left after the classroom alarms were activated, police said.
The two break-ins came after Redlands District Special School was entered twice in nine days.
Two steel statues were ripped out of concrete on December 29 after the window of one building was smashed and classrooms were entered.
Two external walkway lights were destroyed and playground equipment also tipped over.
Another unlawful entry was likely made on Sunday, January 6.
Police said the school was told by security personnel that a glass panel on a door in another building had been removed.
Redlands District Special School principal Andrew Thompson said break-ins and vandalism wasted resources.
“Obviously any vandalism of a school is a nuisance and a waste of money in repairs,” he said.
“It is also an inconvenience at the best of times, but more so when staff are away from the school during a vacation period.”
An Education Department spokesperson said Wellington Point State School was also entered.
Capalaba police said they had not yet received any reports about the break-in.
The Education Department spokesperson said it was the role of everyone to help protect public schools.
“Schools are amongst our most precious community assets and we all have a role to play in keeping them safe,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson urged people to report suspicious behaviour at schools to police or to the school watch program by phoning 13 17 18.
“The department partners with local communities and the Queensland Police Service to run school watch, a community-based awareness and crime prevention program,” the spokesperson said.
Witnesses to crime can contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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