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New High School Vandalized!

Postby Save Tewksbury Now on Sat May 31, 2014 10:00 pm

There is a story going around town that the brand new TMHS was recently vandalized by upwards of thirty students. It is being assumed that this was a senior prank. The story also includes the fact that police were told not to discuss it (apparently not everyone listened) and that Patch agreed to not report on it. Apparently the damage was mainly to the interior. Why the cover-up?
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Re: New High School Vandalized!

Postby sean_czarniecki on Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:47 am

I don't know if it is being covered up - the principal sent out a letter to parents of seniors regarding the vandalism.
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Re: New High School Vandalized!

Postby Tech mom on Mon Jun 02, 2014 4:13 pm

They are probably keeping it quiet, because they know the people (ME) that worked so hard to get it built would be furious that the little (fill in word)s feel free to destroy public property! I hope all involved were punished!!
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Re: New High School Vandalized!

Postby Mrs C on Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:31 pm

Tech mom wrote:They are probably keeping it quiet, because they know the people (ME) that worked so hard to get it built would be furious that the little (fill in word)s feel free to destroy public property! I hope all involved were punished!!


My understanding is that the vandalism in question was harmless "senior prank" crap (Toilet paper etc). But yes, those students involved were punished.
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Re: New High School Vandalized!

Postby whatsup01876 on Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:28 am

Set an example by punishing them that this is not acceptable and we do not want
this as a tradition. Ask them and their parents to clean up.
Why hide it?
My kid mentioned this as well that the seniors trashed the place.
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Re: New High School Vandalized!

Postby Mrs C on Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:46 pm

whatsup01876 wrote:Set an example by punishing them that this is not acceptable and we do not want
this as a tradition.


Actually, this is *exactly* what will prevent it from becoming a tradition. The swift reaction by the administrators to punish the culprits should make any up and coming classes think long and hard about what they might do, knowing full well what the consequences will be. And I have no idea if the students were charged anything for the clean up. I only know that they received (at least) one day's punishment, and for most kids, that's all it takes.
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Re: New High School Vandalized!

Postby bigdaddy on Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:53 am

Why not have TMHS version of the breakfast club.

spend a Saturday in detention. I would think that would be enough to send any parent and student a message.

Not to mention I think the parents would be less than pleased to spend a saturday sitting in class.

Might do the trick.

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Re: New High School Vandalized!

Postby bferrari on Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:44 am

My following comment is directed more at general bad behavior, lack of drive, non-existent motivation exhibited by today's kids...

Many parents enable bad behavior these days, I see it on a daily basis. Modern television also adds to this.

The parents should join them in Saturday detention. Maybe the parents will learn that school is not a babysitting service.
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Re: New High School Vandalized!

Postby bobr on Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:00 am

Hello:

Does anyone have any information about what was actually done?
I find it very difficult to come to any conclusions without facts.

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Re: New High School Vandalized!

Postby whatsup01876 on Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:54 pm

I agree with bigdaddy and bferrari's idea.
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Re: New High School Vandalized!

Postby bferrari on Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:47 am

Though not sure what we are all expecting for punishment seeing how our lovely State has just released "juvenile" murderer

Eventual release for man convicted of murder as juvenile

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/0 ... story.html
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Re: New High School Vandalized!

Postby bobr on Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:24 am

bferrari wrote:Though not sure what we are all expecting for punishment seeing how our lovely State has just released "juvenile" murderer

Eventual release for man convicted of murder as juvenile

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/0 ... story.html


Bob Ferrari:

Are you seriously conflating a Senior Prank with first degree murder?
Way to steal a thread. Please start a new one.

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Re: New High School Vandalized!

Postby bferrari on Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:49 pm

Nope, just answering a question someone had on here about "punishment". My response was ... well we let murders go free in this State, why would we punish someone for this.
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Re: New High School Vandalized!

Postby bobr on Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:09 pm

bferrari wrote:Nope, just answering a question someone had on here about "punishment". My response was ... well we let murders go free in this State, why would we punish someone for this.



Bob Ferrari: I think it is hilarious that you are able to be a troll on a website you created and maintain.

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Re: New High School Vandalized!

Postby bobr on Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:21 pm

OK, so let's get back on topic:

I have received some information from a reliable source.

Based on that, it seems that:
1. The activity involved in the Senior Prank was decorative - posters, streamers, etc.,
and NOT destructive - spray paint on walls, broken glass, damaged property, etc.
2. When the students heard about the response from town officials,
they returned and cleared everything out before the start of school the next day.
3. The students involved were given in-house suspension.

If my information is correct, I believe the punishment more than fit the "crime."
I commend the students involved for:
showing discretion (no permanent damage),
taking responsibility (cleaning up the materials), and
accepting the consequences (in-house suspension).

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