SUDBURY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School will begin classes remotely on Tuesday, after dozens of students threw a party days before the hybrid semester was set to begin.
“I was very disappointed to share that I learned this morning that there was a crowded indoor and outdoor party Friday evening that involved alcohol and complete lack of safety precautions to protect against the spread of COVID,” Bella Wong, the Superintendent of the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional School District and principal of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, said in a statement on Saturday.
Wong's statement supported a decision from the Sudbury Board of Health, requiring students to quarantine for at least 14 days before returning to the building.
"When we bring students back to school during this pandemic we need to be able to assure our community that we have done our best to ensure safety in school for all of them" Wong said.
Local police said that when they broke up the party, many students ran into the woods, and some even gave officers fake names— making it harder to conduct contact tracing. They are still working on identifying the students that were unaccounted for.
The hybrid model for classes is now scheduled to start on Sept. 29, after two weeks of remote learning.
WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports.