Latest acts of vandalism in Parsippany have targeted elementary schools

Published reports show police have responded to 21 acts of vandalism in Parsippany since April, with the latest acts targeted at elementary schools.

A spokesperson for Saint Peter the Apostle School says vandals recently destroyed the plastic playground worth $1,400. She hopes the new toys will arrive by September 1 when the children come back to school. According to police, a window at Littleton Elementary School was also smashed.

Transportation Director Lorraine Kocsis says vandals ripped school bus mirrors off, removed all of the first aid kits from the buses, took out the band-aids and put them on the seats and windows of the buses. Kocsis also says the fire extinguishers were taken out of the vehicles.

According to Parsippany police, acts of juvenile criminal mischief are consistent throughout the year. Officials remind residents that there are town programs to keep kids safe and out of trouble. The Police Athletic League offers a variety of activities such as basketball, football, cheerleading, cooking classes and origami.

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