A Gosport school has been broken into for the third time in under a week.
Someone broke into Brune Park school on Military Road in Gosport again this morning, between 3am and 3:20am.
The offender smashed windows and broke into a cash machine but no money was taken as the school does not keep cash on site.
Brune Park was also broken into between 9pm on Sunday and 3am on Monday and someone attempted to steal cash from a safe in the canteen area, causing the school to be closed until Tuesday.
Executive headteacher Ian Potter, from the Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust, criticised those responsible for being ‘mindless’.
He said: It has been hard for all connected with the school and the GFM to experience being a victim of this mindless crime, especially with the consequence being to close the school to students.’
The school was broken into for a second time between 10pm on Tuesday and 3.40am on Wednesday, with damage being caused to doors and a coin machine.
Police have also received reports of two break-ins at Crofton School on Marks Road in Stubbington.
The first happened between 1am and 2am on Monday, someone broke into a school building and caused damage to doors.
And then again on Wednesday, two people broke into the kitchen area of the school and stole food and drink.
Hampshire Constabulary have also received a report of a break-in to Bridgemary, Woodcot, and Rowner Community Association on Wych Lane in Gosport.
The break-in happened between 9.40pm on Wednesday 7.30am this morning, someone broke in, alcohol was moved, and £500 in cash was taken.
Enquiries are continuing to establish if any of the reports are linked.
Police will be carrying out patrols of the areas around schools in Gosport and Stubbington overnight during the coming days.
Officers are also encouraging teachers and staff at any school to be vigilant, to ensure that all doors and windows are locked, and that equipment is locked away.
We would like to hear from anyone who has seen anything suspicious in the areas around the schools or community association. You should call 101 quoting 44180442060.
We would always encourage anyone who sees or hears suspicious activity or trespassers on school grounds outside of opening hours to call us immediately on 101.