A Moray teenager who caused more than £13,000 worth of damage to a secondary school has been placed under supervision for two years.
Bryce Reid, from Forres, was caught swinging a broom around Forres Academy as he smashed windows and threw objects on July 28, 2018.
Science lab equipment and computer screens were also found damaged during the summer holiday raid.
Yesterday the 19-year-old appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court having previously had his sentence delayed for six months for good behaviour.
Defence solicitor Stephen Carty suggested the teenager could be admonished on the basis that he had not reoffended during that period.
However, Sheriff Olga Pasportnikov stressed that that was not an option due to the “gravity” of the offence.
A janitor was called to the school at 3am on the day of the offence after the alarm was triggered and discovered broken glass before police were called.
Reid was then seen swinging a pole before running off when he saw the officers – later claiming he “never did it”.
At a previous hearing the teen’s defence explained he had been drinking alcohol on the night and the experience had caused him to stop drinking completely.
The final cost of damage was revealed as £13,247.
Reid, of Califer Road, pleaded guilty to a charge of wilfully or recklessly destroying or damaging property at the school.