EDUCATION bosses have issued a plea to vandals to stop targeting Glasgow's schools.

Lockdown has seen a spate of six break-ins at primaries and a secondary across the city.

Now councillor Chris Cunningham is calling for a truce.

Mr Cunningham, City Convener for Education, Skills and Early Years, said: “I know that we are in the midst of a very challenging set of circumstances but targeting our schools is so sad.

“Especially when our children and young can’t attend lessons during the lock down – something that is understandably making some of our pupils very anxious.

“It will definitely not help them to hear that mindless vandals have broken into their school.

“Please stop targeting our schools – the emergency services have a much more important job to do – and stop causing unnecessary upset to our school communities.”

We told at the beginning of April how three primary schools were targeted in the one night before a secondary school was broken in to.

Now two more primary schools have suffered damage after alleged break-ins over the weekend.

At Haghill Park Primary School, in the East End, the alarm system was triggered around 9.15pm on Saturday and security staff found a window into the building had been smashed.

They found a hammer covered in blood and damage done to cupboards in the school's offices.

Then, around 3.50am on Sunday security workers were called to St Bartholomew's Primary where the general office and head teacher's office appeared to have been broken into.

Police were called to the Castlemilk school where cupboards had been forced open and the contents strewn over the floor.

Our Lady of Annunciation Primary, Merrylee Primary, St Fillan's Primary and Kings Park Secondary were all targeted earlier this month.

A Police Scotland spokesman said a teenage boy has been charged in connection with the incidents at Haghill Park and St Bartholomew's.

He said: “A 16-year-old youth has been charged in connection with break-ins at a school in Cumbernauld Road on Saturday, 25 April, and at a school in Castlemilk Drive on Sunday, 26 April. A report will be sent to the Youth Justice Management Unit."