WAKEFIELD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Students at Northeast Metro Tech School got sent home early Thursday after a vandalism incident in one of the school's conference rooms.
School officials discovered the vandalism Thursday morning as students and employees were arriving for the school day, according to Wakefield Police. They found a broken window, damage to the room itself, and a broken glass bottle with an "unknown substance" made to resemble a Molotov cocktail.
Superintendent David DiBarri said in a statement he decided to dismiss students "out of an abundance of caution". The school dismissed students at around 11 a.m. after officials notified parents about the incident. DiBarri said he is working with the school's transportation partner to help with dismissing students.
In a joint statement, the school and the Wakefield Police Department said they are following policies and procedures put in place to guide their decision-making during these kinds of incidents.
The incident is under investigation by Wakefield Police.