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Police Warn Parents About Misbehaving Kids At Fairfield Woods Library

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The Fairfield Police issued a letter Monday warning parents about the misbehavior of some youths at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library.

The letter from the School Safety Division was addressed to parents and posted online said staff and patrons had reported "an increase in rude, intimidating, and physically obstructive behaviors by juveniles loitering without legitimate purpose" at the branch library.

Lt. Edward J. Weihe, School Safety Unit supervisor, said the following issues and concerns "have been connected to these behaviors:"

  • Vandalism/destruction of library property;
  • Disruption/deterrence to elderly patrons;
  • Danger to the safety of the children (climbing on ledges and tampering with electrical panels); and
  • Liability to the library.

The Fairfield Police Department said it will begin to take enforcement action on these issues.

"We ask that you speak with your children about the safety and legal ramifications associated with these behaviors," the letter said.

"We hope not to discourage youth interest in accessing library services. We only hope to encourage legitimate use of the library as a community resource while maintaining a safe, respectful, and positive environment for all patrons."

"Our town libraries are wonderful community resources that should be accessible to community members of all ages. The Fairfield Woods Branch Public Library welcomes youth patronage, and strives to preserve an atmosphere of safety and respect among all patrons."

Click here to read the full letter from the School Safety Division.

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