‘Beyond disappointing’: HHS principal notes vandalism incident as investigation continues

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‘Beyond disappointing’: HHS principal notes vandalism incident as investigation continues
Police were still investigating an incident of vandalism at HHS as of last week. (Photo/Dakota Antelman)

HUDSON – An investigation into a vandalism incident outside Hudson High School (HHS) was ongoing as of Wednesday, a matter of weeks after a number of HHS seniors were dismayed to find their cars keyed on April 7.

Principal Jason Medeiros weighed in on the incident on Wednesday, writing in an email to the Community Advocate that the vandalism was “beyond disappointing from a community lens.”

“We had a bumpy fall coming back from hybrid learning, and we had made some strides in learning how to be together again,” he wrote. “It has been good to ‘be back’…this year and enjoy the privileges and experiences that come with the life of a high school with fewer COVID restrictions.”

“This felt like and was a step back,” he continued.

A police report compiled following an initial response to the vandalism noted 10 vehicles showing signs of damage.

Police Chief Richard DiPersio later told the Community Advocate, though, that there had been “numerous” other reports of damaged vehicles.

He said on April 13 that police were “trying to determine which, if any, are a result of this incident.”

Police are working with school officials as they conduct their investigation.

In the meantime, school officials, including Medeiros are also looking to the future.

“Like all setbacks…we will move forward, learn, and continue to grow,” Medeiros wrote.

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