FAIR LAWN, NJ - The school district closed Sasso Field, Fair Lawn High School's football, track and athletic field, this morning "due to damage and vandalism," according to a Tweet from Superintendent Nicholas Norcia.
After stopping by the fields yesterday, Fair Lawn Board of Education president Ron Barbarulo posted this on Facebook:
"I want to say I stopped by our high school field and track tonight. There were tons of bikes on the field, someone riding an electric scooter on the track and field. We redid these 2 surfaces years ago at great expense. People and especially kids need to [treat] it with respect.
"If it gets damage and costs lots of money to fix, the taxpayers wind up footing the bill. The BOE was asked to open the facility to walk on the track which is fine, but it is getting worse every day. The Superintendent is thinking of locking it up again. We had doors broken into and off last night, graffiti to the high school, Warren Point and on the new AC on the roof of TJ.
"I ask parents to please speak to your children. Destroying property that benefits them is not cool. We want to make things nice for our children but cannot pay for repairs. There are cameras in certain area’s but not everywhere. If we catch anyone, the parents will be responsible. Hopefully I got the message across tonight because I knew most of the kids. Thank you and have a good night."