Holy Cross students accused of vandalism
WORCESTER, Mass. (WHDH) -- A group of students from the College of the Holy Cross is accused of vandalizing five vehicles near the college campus.
“My husband’s truck has damage to the light, the windshield wipers and the back window has been broken out,” said one victim. “We don’t bother their things, why come and destroy ours?”
Eight upperclassmen that live off-campus have been suspended from Holy Cross, but have yet to be linked to the vandalism.
Windshields totally smashed wipers completely ripped off.
Police said they are still trying to figure out what students are responsible, but school administrators said they have already suspended the students for out of control behavior during some recent parties.
“They can’t come to class, they can’t be involved in student activities until there’s an opportunity to have a hearing, hear all the evidence, find out exactly what happened,” said College of the Holy Cross spokesperson, Edward Augustus.
Neighbors said the off-campus parties are disruptive and classes have only just begun.
“That’s just not the kind of behavior that you want your children to see and you certainly don’t want to have to explain why there are red solo cups all over the street and empty 30 packs on the sides of the road” said a local resident, Carol Shea.
School administrators said they will cover damage costs for all vehicles vandalized and police said they likely will be filing charges for underage drinking and disorderly conduct.