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Cops Investigating Graffiti Threat Near School

Threats written in permanent marker were "made to JFK students," according to police.

Graffiti threats at a playground near a Port Jefferson Station school warranted Suffolk County Police response on Tuesday, however authorities did not determine the markings to be an immediate threat to schoolchildren.

According to Suffolk Police, shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a call was received noting graffiti at a park adjacent to John F. Kennedy Middle School. 

"Threats were made to JFK students. The threats were not specific with dates or times," according to police.

Authorities noted that the markings appeared to be written with permanent markers and "not fresh so police believe the threats were made several days ago."

Police did not provide details about the threats, however a report on Examiner.com noted that the markings, "referenced a bomb and said 'kill JFK school kids.'"

Police are investigating the incident, and the Brookhaven Town Parks Department – which oversees the School St. Park – have been notified. The middle school was not put on lockdown as a result of the incident.

Do you find graffiti incidents such as this troubling, or do you think this is more of a juvenile prank?

Mels Ditties February 28, 2013 at 07:19 PM
Do you find graffiti incidents such as this troubling, or do you think this is more of a juvenile prank? First reaction would be juvenile prank...BUT now a days can we afford to dismiss it as such?...

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