A local authority in Aberdeen has today said it will heighten security at two closed school sites after community leaders raised concerns.
Police Scotland launched an investigation following a break-in at Kincorth Academy.
Officers said extensive damage has been done to a number of windows and the alarm was tampered with.
Councillors and community leaders of Torry and Kincorth have now voiced concerns about the security of the buildings before upcoming demolitions.
Councillor Stephen Flynn, who represents the Kincorth, Nigg and Cove ward, said: “I raised concerns about the potential for this at committee on a number of occasions and was given assurances that everything that could be done, would be done.
“Sadly, those efforts don’t appear to have deterred people from gaining access and what we need now is a renewed focus on getting the building down as soon as possible.”
Graham Bennett, vice-chairman of Kincorth Community Council, said he hopes those behind the vandalism are caught.
He added: “The building should have been secured – they have to put a stop to this.
“I just hope the police catch the people responsible for this and those who took the fire extinguishers.”
It comes after almost 40 fire extinguishers were found abandoned this week in a playpark after a break-in at the school.
A total of 13 of the emergency devices were dumped at the skate park in Kincorth Circle on Monday, followed by a further 25 on Tuesday.
Torry Academy and Kincorth Academy closed their doors in July and the council is looking to demolish the schools in November at the earliest.
Ron Plushkis, chairman of Torry Community Council, said: “There are a lot of issues about Torry Academy, first of all safety. There is a possibility of people going inside these buildings.
“We suggested to the council to put storm shutters on the windows at the bottom floor to keep people from going inside.
“We saw this with Victoria Road School and the council let it go to ruin. We would not want that to happen again.”
Councillor Christian Allard, who represents the Torry and Ferryhill ward, said: “At the time, the police were quite happy with how the school was being monitored.
“So far we do not see a problem, but the last thing that we want to happen is what happened with the former Victoria Road School.”
It is understood the vandals struck in the last two weeks and the extinguishers were collected by the council.
An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “We have put in place additional and significant security measures at both sites.
“We continue to liaise with the police and the fire service on the matter of security.”