CRANFORD - Cranford Public Schools Superintendent Scott Rubin and Cranford Police Chief Ryan Greco are reaching out to the public for assistance in helping address recurring instances of vandalism at Cranford Public Schools. 

According to the release, since the school year ended, there have been 18 incidents of vandalism at Cranford Public Schools. The acts include breaking windows, damaging playground equipment, and breaking “buddy” benches. Due to ongoing and active investigations, the department cannot provide further details at this time.

"These acts of vandalism are unacceptable and do not represent who we are and what we believe in as a community," said Greco and Rubin in the release. "The Cranford Police Department and Cranford Public Schools are working together to address these issues and are taking proactive steps to decrease the likelihood of repetitive acts, including the installation of additional cameras. We are also asking for your help. Please remain vigilant. If you hear or see something, please say something. You can call the Cranford Police Department at 908-272-2222 to report any concerns or suspicious activity."

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You may also report information anonymously through Nixle's Tip Alert. Please also reach out to the police department if you have information to share about any of the previous incidents.

"One of the things that makes Cranford so special is the pride we have for our community," added Greco and Rubin. "Please work with us in helping children make better decisions. It is important for our youth to respect property and promote a safe and positive environment."