Teen charged with brutal animal attack

A TEENAGER who allegedly broke into a Tweed Heads high school and brutally attacked its farm animals has been charged.

It’s alleged the 17-year-old boy, believed to be a former student of the school, entered school grounds on Sunday May 4, gained access to a school shed, and stole a number tools before attacking several animals in the agriculture department.

Police said a number of the animals were seriously injured.


The teen was charged with committing an act of aggravated cruelty on an animal, committing an act of cruelty to an animal, break and enter, malicious damage, offensive behaviour and trespass.

He was granted conditional bail and will face Tweed Heads Children’s Court on May 26.