Vandals sparked traffic chaos at a Dundee school campus after damaging a car park barrier.
Teachers were forced to park on streets outside the North East Campus in Whitfield when they couldn’t use the car park Monday morning.
That left parents with nowhere to stop to drop their kids off, forcing police to step in and direct traffic.
Similar problems occurred when the campus opened in August – and now education bosses have reassured people that it won’t happen again.
One angry mum said: “There was gridlock. Cars were parked on both sides of the road all along Lothian Crescent.
“The traffic was really bad with cars parked across driveways preventing people leaving their own homes.
“My daughter was late for school because we couldn’t get out of our street.”
Stewart Hunter – convener of the city council’s children and families services committee – previously admitted the local authority “had not got it quite right” over parking arrangements.
Responding to the latest problems, Mr Hunter said: “We would like to apologise to everyone for the inconvenience and delays caused yesterday morning because of the problems with the barriers.
“The council is dealing with this and hopefully the problem will be rectified as soon as possible.
“If this doesn’t happen straight away we will be putting measures in place to ensure the same level of disruption doesn’t happen again.”
A spokesman for the council said: “The barrier was broken due to vandalism.
“We will have a temporary operating system in place in the meantime.”
A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “We attended Lothian Crescent on Monday morning after being notified of a problem with a parking barrier at the campus that had knock-on effects for traffic.
“With the assistance of school staff, cars were moved and the roadway mostly cleared before school drop-offs took place.”