Harwood Union H.S. Vandalized – Sinks Clogged – Classrooms Flooded

More than 8,000 gallons of water flooded the Harwood Union High School in Duxbury late last night or early this morning.

Teachers arrived to find water in almost every single classroom.

It was so bad, school was canceled.

The person or people responsible for plugging the drains have not yet been caught.

The sink drains were duct taped, and the drinking fountains were tied off and left to run.

“There was a good amount of water in the building, in some spots over an inch deep,” Darrel Depot said, General Manager for Puro Clean.

The Harwood Union High School was left under water.

Police say the school’s 12,000 gallon well was drained, so at least 8,000 gallons of water flooded the classrooms, bathrooms, and halls.

Sometime between 11 Tuesday night, and 5 Wednesday morning, serious damage was done.

“Clearly this was intentional vandalism,” Depot said.

Fortunately, it was all clean water; no windows were broken, and so far, nothing’s turned up missing. Police are hoping surveillance cameras give them some clues.

“We’re hoping that kids will talk to one another and hopefully come forward and do the right thing,” Vermont State Police Trooper Todd Stackhouse said.

“It looks fine from, if you look right here…” ninth grader, Matt Meade lives directly across the street from his school, and was shocked to hear 30 classrooms were soggy.

“30 classrooms! Holy cow, that is, wow. That’s amazing,” Meade said.

Meade didn’t see or hear anything suspicious, gets a lot of kids don’t like school… but still, he says this takes it too far.

“Maybe if someone despises school very much or whatever and they want to have the day off or something like that, but doing that is definitely not the answer because once they find out who does that, they’re going to be in a bunch of trouble,” Meade said.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for any information.

Post Author: Evelyn Wallace