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Business to provide Burntwood school with free security doors after third break-in in less than a month

A kind-hearted business that manufactures high-security doors has come to the aid of a Burntwood school which has been targeted by burglars three times in less than a month.

Warrior Doors is donating a bespoke-made door worth thousands of pounds to Chasetown Community School.

Laptops and tablet computers were taken in the most recent raid.

Brett Barratt, managing director of the Tyseley-based business said he contacted the school – which caters for children with special educational needs – to offer his help as soon as he learned what had happened.

Brett Barratt in the Warrior Doors factory

Brett Barratt in the Warrior Doors factory

“I was sickened when I was told that the school had been broken into three times in just a few weeks and I wanted to do something to help them,” he said. “Our doors help to protect thousands of organisations and businesses across the country and I very much hope that our donation will help the staff and pupils at this school feel safer and less vulnerable.”

Brett, who founded Warrior Doors in 1996, said the team is turning around the project quickly and aimed to have the new stainless steel door – coated to match the blue of the school uniform blue – manufactured and installed at the school by next Tuesday.

The company is also making a number of security cabinets to keep the pupils’ technology equipment safe.

teven Norman, Chair of Governors at Chasetown Community School, said: “This is an amazingly generous offer by Warrior Doors.

“We were worrying about how we were going to afford the much-needed improvements our school needs. Christmas has come early for us.”

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1 Comment

  1. Steven Norman

    4th November, 2016 at 11:30 am

    I was really touched by Mr Barratt’s generosity as I was by the three pupils we asked to come in for the BBC.
    One told the reporter that he was autistic and couldn’t understand why the thieves couldn’t be like them “not stupid”.
    Another boy whose iPad hadn’t been stolen said he would lend his to someone who hadn’t got one.
    Now two parents want to help fund raise to replace these essential tools.
    We may have been burgled be we’re certainly not beaten.