Date
25 May 2017
Graffiti is shown on a wall in Yaumati Catholic Primary School in Hoi Wang Road demanding debt payment. Photo: Metro Daily
Graffiti is shown on a wall in Yaumati Catholic Primary School in Hoi Wang Road demanding debt payment. Photo: Metro Daily

Vandals hunted over debt collection graffiti on school walls

Hong Kong police are looking for vandals who spray-painted the walls of three schools on Tuesday, the first day of the new school year.

Yaumati Catholic Primary School in Hoi Wang Road had graffiti splashed in red paint across its outer walls, according to an employee cited by Sing Tao Daily.

The vandals were targeting a person surnamed Chow to pay back debts.

The school’s deputy principal said none of the staff, faculty and students is surnamed Chow.

The attackers might have realized they had picked the wrong target and moved on.

They splashed similar graffiti on the walls of Tai Kok Tsui Catholic Primary School in nearby Hoi Fan Road.

Principal Leung Yee-mei said a female teacher surnamed Chow had worked in the school for 10 years but resigned in May and officially left on Aug. 31.

She said it is not Chow who owed the money but other family members.

Leung apologized to the Yaumati Catholic Primary School and notified the Education Bureau about the incident.

The police are treating the attacks as criminal damage.

Meanwhile, Singapore International School in Aberdeen reported a similar attack to the police.

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