A SOUTH Side primary school is “under siege” from reckless vandals, a councillor has warned.

Our Lady of the Rosary Primary has been targeted by thugs who have broken windows, littered and used the site for illegal lockdown parties, Councillor Jim Kavanagh has said.

While it was alleged a gang of youths was caught on CCTV throwing “industrial rockets” at the Tarfside Oval building on Bonfire Night.

A crunch meeting was held with the Labour politician and school officials last week in a bid to crackdown on the problem.

He said: “On Thursday night, there were youths firing industrial rockets off.

“It’s costing an absolute fortune. We’ve had a window broken, we’ve had littering and parties in the playground.

“The fence is tiny. People will remember a body was found on school grounds a year ago.”

As previously reported, the body of Andrew McKewan, 35, was discovered within an unused part of the grounds on March 19.

His death was rules non-suspicious.

Cllr Kavanagh claims the issues have been present at the school for years due to a lack of security fencing.

However, it has worsened since the coronavirus pandemic left many youths with nowhere else to go.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Over the past few months there have been a number of calls made to police about incidents of ASB in the grounds of the school and in June we received one report of a window having been broken.

“We have a local community police officer who regularly visits the school and to discuss and issues they may have.

“At this time, we have no report of rockets being thrown at the school on November 5, however, would encourage anyone with concerns about the area to contact police.”

A council spokeswoman said: “Vandalism of any form is anti-social behaviour that impacts not just the fabric of the building but the time and energy – not to mention cost – of everyone having to sort it.

“This is upsetting for the school community and anyone with information of who’s carry out these attacks should contact their local police.”