Skip To Main Content



All citizens, students, and members of the police department are urged by the School Committee to cooperate in reporting any incidents of vandalism to property belonging to the schools and the name(s) of the person(s) believed to be responsible. Each school employee will report to the principal of the school every incident of vandalism known to him, and, if known, the names of those responsible. 

The Superintendent is authorized to sign a criminal complaint and to press charges against perpetrators of vandalism against school property or school grounds, and is further authorized to delegate, as he/she sees fit, authority to sign such complaints and to press charges. 

Parents and students will be made aware of the legal implications involved. Parents are liable for the willful destruction of property by their minor children in their custody. 


LEGAL REF: M.G.L. c. 231, s. 85G provides that parents of an unemancipated child under the age of eighteen and over the age of seven years shall be liable in a civil action for any willful act committed by said child which results in injury or death to another person or damage to the property of another, damage to cemetery property, or damage to any state, county or municipal property. Section shall not apply to a parent who, as a result of a decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, does not have custody of such a child at the time of the commission of the tort. Recovery under this section shall not exceed five thousand dollars for any such cause of action. 

Previous Adoption: None 

New Adoption: March 22, 2022