The Milford Police Department is investigating vandalism at John F. Kennedy Elementary School located at 404 West Avenue.

On Sept. 17, in the morning hours, school staff and some students discovered graffiti that had been written in marker on a playground slide outside the school. The graffiti included hateful and threatening language. The threatening language referenced harming children, however was not specific to a person, John F. Kennedy Elementary School, or any other school, police said.

School staff quickly isolated the area until police arrived to investigate. School support services are being offered to students and school staff members.

Investigators do not believe there is any direct threat associated with this graffiti incident at this time. Police are continuing with this investigation and working closely with the Milford Board of Education.

As a precaution, an increased police presence is being provided at the Milford public schools. The Milford Board of Education has distributed messages to the parents of the Milford Public School community regarding the matter.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Haas of the Milford Police Special Investigations Unit at (203) 783-4771, email whaas@ci.milford.ct.us or visit milfordpd.org and report the information.