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'Rude', 'intimidating' behavior reported at CT library involving students

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Parents were advised about "rude" and "intimidating" behavior occurring at a Connecticut library branch. 

The staff at Fairfield Woods Branch Public Library have complained about "rude, intimidating, and physically obstructive behaviors by juveniles loitering without legitimate purpose." 

Fairfield Police Lt. Edward J. Weihe said the following behaviors occurred at the branch: 

  • 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)
  • Liability to the library

Weihe said police will take "enforcement action" on any violators.  

Library officials asked parents to talk with their children about this behavior. They sent a letter out to parents on Monday. 

"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. We thank you in advance for your assistance in this endeavor," Weihe said in a statement on Monday. 

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