PARENTS have been urged to warn their children amid a spate of vandalism on attacks on the city's schools and nurseries.

With the buildings closed until pupils return to the classroom next month, Glasgow City Council said there have been several reports of thugs targeting the sites.

Most recently, Chirnsyde Primary in Milton was hit with teenagers visiting the area on "consecutive nights" to wreak havoc on the busy school which has resulted in smashed windows and damage to the building.

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Angry residents and parents flocked to social media to encourage families to steer kids away from anti-social behaviour in a bid to stop much-needed education budgets being wasted on repairs.

One post said: "We are really disappointed to hear that Chirnsyde primary school has been badly vandalised today. Windows have been smashed and inside the building has been damaged too.

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"It's also concerning to know that there is a trail of blood near the broken windows so those responsible are most likely injured and may require medical attention.

"Chirnsyde School is part of the fabric of this community. The staff there go above and beyond to assist and support this community in so many different ways. So, we are really disappointed to hear about this mindless vandalism.

"Please talk to your children about this type of stuff, it's not only disappointing and deflating - it can be really dangerous."

The local authority said it was "distressing" to hear about the incidents and urged anyone with information to get in touch with police.

Councillor Christina Cannon, city convener for education and early years said: “It is worrying and distressing to hear about several attacks on our schools and nurseries across the city.

“Chirnsyde Primary was targeted on consecutive nights and the culprits tried again at the weekend but were interrupted and fled when confronted.

“Unfortunately, during holiday periods we see a marked increase in damage to school property – it is mindless and depressing behaviour that has an impact on the local community not to mention the cost to the council.

“This money could be better spent on resources for schools.

“I urge anyone with any information to contact the police and for parents and carers to please speak to their children about respecting property in their community.”