COPS have snared a teenager after two city schools were allegedly broken into during class time.

Police Scotland confirmed that they have arrested and charged an 18-year-old in connection with five incidents at the schools in Glasgow’s South Side.

The arrest comes after we reported that a man allegedly entered Holy Cross Primary School in Govanhill where he was able to walk around the premises for some time.

It has now emerged that the same man allegedly broke into nearby Holyrood Secondary, which is Europe’s biggest school.

He is accused of entering Holy Cross Primary School without permission on Thursday, October 4 at 2.20pm.

He is also accused of a similar incident at Holyrood Secondary School the next day at around 4.10pm.

Police said that their investigations revealed that there was three further incidents which took place at Holyrood Secondary School over the past week.

He was expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court yesterday and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

We reported last week on security concerns at Holy Cross Primary School which were raised by parents who learned about the alleged break-in by letter.

The letter from headteacher Claire Gray said that the school reinforced through assemblies the importance of children and staff not opening the door to people they don’t know.

She added that security was of the highest priority at the school.

A Police Scotland spokesman said officers were working with the schools following the incidents.

She added: “Officers continue to offer advice and guidance to both schools with regard to enhancing security.”

We also reported on Holy Cross Primary pupils witnessing a thug brandishing a weapon outside their playground.

The Evening Times understands that a youth had a pen knife outside the school prompting the call to police.

Cops previously said they were following a positive line of enquiry with this investigation.