A Wroughton woman wrote in blood on a school whiteboard after sneaking inside the building.
36-year-old Lucy Maull pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal damage and appeared at Swindon Magistrates’ Court for sentencing on Thursday 6 October.
Crown prosecutor Kate Prince said the defendant, of Inverary Road, entered The Ridgeway School via the leisure centre on 21 June this year.
Staff believe she may have been using the toilets, but on checking CCTV they saw her trying locked doors and then entering the gym.
She was spotted with blood on her face, causing staff concern. They went on to find “B8ED” written in blood on one of the school’s whiteboards.
On 19 August, the school’s alarms were activated and Maull was located in a top-floor classroom.
She had written “I played my part and you played your game” on a whiteboard – this time with a marker pen.
Further writing was found around the school, some of which had to be painted over.
Gordon Hotson, defending, said his client is a “lady who has a number of issues”.
He added that she has been living in the Wroughton area for three years, but soon after moving there she was met with a “lengthy campaign of harassment and abuse by others” who knew of her through previous press coverage.
Mr Hotson said that it “led to her committing these offences”.
Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order, with 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days and a 12-session mental health treatment requirement.
She must also pay The Ridgeway School £100 in compensation, a court surcharge of £114 and prosecution costs of £85.
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