An Aberdeen school that was badly damaged by a fire has been targeted by vandals on at least five occasions in the last 18 months, the Evening Express can reveal.
Cordyce School on Riverview Drive, Dyce, was hit by a massive blaze late on Monday night and police have now said there was “extensive” damage.
On Monday six appliances were sent to the blazing building, which has been unoccupied since August.
Officers said three youths aged 15 and one aged 14 have been charged in connection with the incident.
The teenagers will be reported to the youth justice management unit in relation to an alleged wilful fireraising.
According to figures released by Aberdeen City Council, the school has been the subject of trespassing incidents since August 2016.
On August 26 of that year, people came on to school land and smashed a window in B Unit.
There were three incidents of vandalism at the school the following month, including two separate vandal attacks on September 6.
On that occasion trespassers smashed a window in Block A and damaged a door frame in B Unit.
Offenders damaged door hinges in the school’s “time out” room on September 19, 2016.
On June 24 this year, trespassers climbed on to the school roof and forced open the door of the water tank. The school closed to pupils that month.
An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “Council officers will continue to liaise with the police.
“It would be inappropriate to comment further while there is an ongoing police investigation.”
About 32 firefighters tackled the blaze at the school and were supported at the scene by police.