Schools Ask For Help In Catching Vandals

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
They say vandalism usually goes up when school’s out-of-session. Vince Matranga heads security for the Sacramento City Unified School District.

“During the two-week winter break we probably average around $5,000 in damages to our school buildings. And that’s primarily graffiti. And at this time with the budgets the way they are for public schools we just cannot afford to be spending our money repairing our buildings because of vandalism.”

Matranga says the district is installing video surveillance cameras at school sites as funding becomes available.

Meanwhile, he’s urging neighbors to be the eyes and ears of the district…and call the police or Sheriff’s Department if they see any suspicious activity.