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Fulton installing cameras at city parks to stop vandalism

The City of Fulton is cracking down on vandalism at its city parks.

Posted: Apr. 11, 2018 3:16 PM
Updated: Apr. 11, 2018 7:26 PM

FULTON, Miss. (WTVA) - The City of Fulton is cracking down on vandalism at its city parks.

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Fulton Mayor Barry Childers says the vandalism has occured at O.C. Cullins Park, as well as Fulton City Park.

"As soon as you fix something, people come around and want to tear up something and you don't know who it is," he said.

The mayor says the vandals knocked doors off hinges and also poured rocks down the toilets.

"We have people break in and steal food," Childers said.

Now, the city has decided to crack down on the crime by installing four security cameras at each park. He says the city is buying the cameras and will install them.

Many in the community agree security cameras are much needed.

"It's public property and people should not be destroying it or damaging. It's for the kids," said Kathy Digby.

Tony Cruse says its critical to have a safe environment for children to enjoy their games.

"I think it's a great idea," Cruse said.

Mayor Childers agreed, stating his main goal is to create a safe environment of the city's citizens and visitors.

The cameras are scheduled to be installed next week.

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