According to a letter the district sent home to parents, someone, or several people, kicked in lockers and punched a hole in the wall while the team was in Bristol, taking on St. Paul Catholic High School on Oct. 26th.
In the letter, Dr. Tony Gasper wrote:
“The incident at St. Paul High School on October 26, 2018 brought shame to the WHS football program, the school, Board of Education, and community as a whole. But perhaps an even bigger embarrassment has been the ensuing week since the incident and the unwillingness by the majority of the students at fault to step forward and take responsibility for their own actions. Also disheartening is the coaching staff’s lack of knowledge of the incident and/or their willingness to share this with the school leadership.”
Dr. Gasper demanded to know the names of the students before they went home Wednesday, or the football team would forfeit this Friday night’s game. He also wants students involved to write letters of apology to St. Paul School, perform community service, and pay for the damage caused. There’s no estimate on that cost because no one from the St. Paul School would speak about this. They referred News 8 to Wolcott, which declined any interviews as well.
There’s no word yet if any coaches will be fired because of this incident.