New Dumfries Multi Million Pound School Closed After Safety Fears

Dumfries and Galloway Council has taken the immediate decision to close the North West Community Campus until independent assurances can be given on the safety of the building after it has been reported that another child has been rushed to hospital after an accident had happened in the school today, September the 7th 2018.

It was reported today that allegedly child had been hurt when a promethean board had fallen off the wall on top of him, in the nursery at the brand new North West Community Campus at Lochside Dumfries, The child was taken by ambulance to Dumfries and Galloway Royal infirmary to be checked out after suffering a head injury.

The Council have since issued this statement. “We have reached a stage where the Council has lost confidence in any assurances we have been given in relation to the building. We understand and share the anger and frustration of pupils, parents and our staff. Our only concern is their safety.
It is a disgrace that we are faced with the issue of public safety after receiving assurances on a number of occasions from the contractor Graham and the developers HUB South West, that the building had been checked and double checked.
We are appalled by this latest incident and will not be re-opening the school until we are absolutely confident and have the independent third party assurances that every bolt, screw and fitting has been checked, double checked and is certified safe.”
They also stated “An incident response team has been set up to assure the continuity of pupil education. The young people of North West Dumfries deserve much more and we are angry and disappointed at the disruption to their education.”

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