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Ten-year-old in police custody over Livadia school vandalism

Minor to testify with parents in school damage case


At Voroklini Police Station, a 10-year-old is expected to testify today, accompanied by his parents, regarding his alleged involvement in an incident of vandalism that occurred on Holy Saturday afternoon at Livadia Primary School.

According to Spyros Chrysostomou, spokesperson for the Larnaca Police Department, there are allegations against the minor, who has been summoned along with his parents to provide testimony.

Chrysostomou also mentioned that police investigations suggest the possibility of other individuals being involved in the vandalism at Livadia Elementary School, and efforts are underway to locate them.

The perpetrators are believed to have set fire to benches and a coffee table in the school's outdoor area, as well as breaking a classroom window and causing damage inside by throwing books, notebooks, and other school equipment onto the floor.

Regarding the incident, Chrysostomou noted that a security guard at the school observed the 10-year-old on Holy Saturday and reported the incident to the police, who subsequently received a complaint the same day.

When asked about the legal procedure for minors, Chrysostomou explained that individuals under the age of 14 are not held criminally responsible. However, the 10-year-old will still provide a statement, and relevant authorities will be notified and involved as necessary.

Additionally, efforts will be made by the police to identify any other individuals who may have been involved in the vandalism, as it is believed that the extent of the damage suggests the involvement of more than just the 10-year-old.

[With information sourced from CNA]

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