22 December 2022

Police search for Queanbeyan West Public School's giant pencils

| Claire Fenwicke
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It’s believed the pencil statues were stolen in the lead up to the school’s colour run. Photo: Queanbeyan West Public School Facebook.

Queanbeyan West Public School staff have drawn a blank after two 2.5 metre pencils were stolen from the school’s grounds.

Police said it’s believed the pencils were stolen from the Morton Street school sometime between 3:15 pm on Wednesday, 30 November, and 3:15 pm on Friday, 2 December.

The pencils – one yellow and one green – are inscribed with the words ‘responsibility’ and ‘respect’ in white on the sides.

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The school posted a plea for the pencils on Facebook, stating they had been stolen in the lead-up to the school’s colour run.

“Keep an eye out for the pencils – Lucky Lorikeet is extremely upset!” it said.

The school posted this plea for the stolen pencils to Facebook. Photo: Queanbeyan West Public School.

A NSW Education spokesperson said the pencils had been in their super-sized pencil case in the school garden.

“School staff have drawn a blank and asking the wider school community to keep a sharp look out, hoping for their return in time for the new school year,” they said.

Anyone with information has been urged to contact Queanbeyan Police on 6298 0599.

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