Officials: Children show remorse over vandalism at Campbellsport park

Vandals hit a bathroom at a Campbellsport park.
Vandals hit a bathroom at a Campbellsport park.(Campbellsport Fire Department)
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 5:27 AM CDT|Updated: May. 19, 2022 at 1:29 PM CDT
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CAMPBELLSPORT, Wis. (WBAY) - Parents and children have come forward to fess up to vandalism at Fireman’s Park in Campbellsport.

The Campbellsport Police Department says the children have shown remorse for their actions in vandalizing bathrooms at the park.

“Police Chief Dornbrook and Fire Chief Olson will be meeting with those involved and determine what we feel is appropriate action for those involved. Though the act of vandalism was disturbing, both the fire department and police department are encouraged that parents and children in the involvement of the vandalism came forward on their own to admit to the kids’ involvements. We are also very appreciative to those who provided us information regarding those involved in the vandalism. It appears these are younger children who got caught up in the event and realized afterwards that they were in the wrong. This in fact says a lot about the character for the families involved,” reads a statement from the agencies.

As Action 2 News reported Thursday morning, vandals hit the park for the third time this year by vandalizing women’s bathrooms at the park.

Police and fire officials made the decision to lock the bathrooms at all times, with the exception of rentals for events.

“The community and department has been working hard this year to make improvements to the park and we have to deal with this time and time again. Some people have absolutely no consideration for property. It is a shame that this type of behavior is occurring in the village,” reads a post on the Campbellsport Fire Department Facebook page.

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