[Ed. – Welcome to the 21st century where destruction for the sake of destruction has become the norm in sadly too many cases.]
Thousands of pounds worth of model railway exhibits have been destroyed in an act of “total wanton destruction”.
Market Deeping Model Railway Club lost years of work in the raid at Welland Academy in Stamford on Saturday.
Its chairman Peter Davies, 70, said exhibits were smashed, thrown around and stamped on, including a locomotive unit worth about £8,500.
Four youths have been arrested on suspicion of burglary and criminal damage.
A funding page set up to raise £500 for the club has made more than £32,000 in a matter of hours.
One contributor, Barry Cave, posted on the page: “Horrendous act of vandalism, hope my donation helps a little.”
The club had set up the exhibition in the school for viewing on Sunday.
Mr Davies, who trained as a teacher and youth worker, said he was in “total confusion” over the vandalism.