WINDOWS were smashed at a nursery twice last week in behaviour branded “senseless” by East Lothian Council.

On the morning of Monday, January 27, staff at the East Loan campus of Preston Tower Primary School discovered that a beer bottle had been thrown through the window of the nursery classroom.

The children, aged two to four, had to be kept in one half of the room while the glass was cleaned up and the area was made safe. This took about 30 minutes.

Two days later, a wine bottle was thrown through the window of the neighbouring community room.

The children were not affected by this damage but staff resources were diverted and maintenance support required.

The damage was to the Early Learning and Childcare (ELCC)/nursery building in the grounds of the campus.

A spokesperson for East Lothian Council said: “Windows at the Preston Tower Primary nursery building were smashed on two separate occasions by bottles having been thrown through the windows; a classroom and the neighbouring community room were affected.

“The areas were immediately closed to children and cleared by staff, and the windows were repaired as a priority.

“This senseless behaviour wastes valuable financial resources and means staff have to spend time making the area safe for children to learn and play.

“We’re all disappointed that such a lack of respect would be shown for a nursery building, particularly at a time when children are attending. The children struggle to understand why this would happen.

“We are working with the police and our anti-social behaviour team. We would encourage anyone with information on these incidents to contact police on 101.”