VANDALS have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a Glasgow school. 

Youths entered Carmyle Primary during the October break, snapped off nearly 80 tiles from the roof and smashed them over the playground area.

Sharon Scott, treasurer of the East End school’s parent council, said: “They have cost £3500 worth of damage and that’s not including the labour. 

“They also dragged the bins onto the roof.

“This is a regular occurrence – every school break we come back to find something vandalised or burnt.

“Our remembrance garden was previously set on fire. It’s something that’s been ongoing, and we’ve had a problem with.” 

The parent council are appealing to the police to step up extra patrols around the school and for Glasgow City Council (GCC) to install better lighting and CCTV cameras.  

Local councillor Thomas Kerr said he was furious to hear of the damage.

He added: “The school is a pillar in the community and does a great deal for many including raising thousands of pounds for numerous charities like Cash4Kids. 

“The fact that low-life vandals would target the school says more about them than it does anything else and I hope the police find whoever was responsible.

“After hearing the news, I wrote to Education Services to request that they look into having CCTV installed at the school and I’ll continue to push them to do this.” 

It is understood that GCC have secured the bins so they can’t be moved in order for people to get access to the roof, and have also requested that Police Scotland carry out nightly patrols.

A council spokeswoman said: “It’s totally unacceptable to target a school and cause this amount of damage. 

“We are looking at any way in which we can stop access to the roof and anyone in the local community with any information on the individuals who vandalised the school should contact the police.”

A Police Scotland spokeswoman added: “We are investigating a report of damage to the roof of Carmyle Primary School, which occurred at some point during the October week holiday. 

“Inquiries are continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland through 101.”