Milford police say they are upping the police presence at local schools as a precautionary measure as they investigate graffiti reported to the department on Wednesday morning.
The graffiti was written in marker on a playground slide outside John F. Kennedy Elementary School on West Avenue, Milford police spokesman Jeff Nielsen said in a release.
“The graffiti included hateful and threatening language,” Nielsen said. “The threatening language referenced harming children, however was not specific to a person, John F. Kennedy Elementary School, or any other school.
“School staff quickly isolated the area until police arrived to investigate. School support services are being offered to students and school staff members.”
Nielsen said the Milford Board of Education distributed a message to all Milford parents, notifying them of the graffiti.
“Investigators do not believe there is any direct threat associated with this graffiti incident at this time,” the spokesman said.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to either call police at 203.783.4771, email police at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a crime tip at www.milfordpd.org.