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Numerous windows broken at Maplewood school

Another possibility, which Steele said will be continued down the line if problems persist, but not yet, is moving the playground away from the school.

Former Maplewood School District Board of Education President Peter Buckley attributed the damage to, "Just kids being kids," but said that damage to the extent that currently exists at Maplewood, would probably be of concern to the board when he was on it.

Donald Clickner, who has lived next to the school for 16 years, said he had noticed the damage, but is not too concerned.

"There's not a real vandalism problem," he said, "With the amount of things that have happened over the years, sometimes things are going to happen."

Steele also said he does not believe that there is a serious situation of vandalism going on throughout the community, and that the school wants to remain welcoming to the children. "I want children in the community to feel safe here at Maplewood," he said.

Steele said the windows are to be replaced this month, before school re-opens.""

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