The longer Dr. John O'Connor spoke, the angrier he grew.
Tewksbury's superintendent of schools was briefing the School Committee on a break-in that had occurred at the high school over the weekend. And O'Connor found nothing funny about what might have been intended to be a "senior prank."
According to O'Connor, a group of people broke into the school late Sunday night and committed acts of "malicious damage" and vandalism.
"We are committed to finding the people who did this. I'm reminding parents that breaking into a closed building is a felony," said O'Connor, adding that a felony conviction might cost a student acceptance into the college they had wanted to attend.
According to O'Connor, paint was taken from the art room and was splashed on lockers and through the hallways. In addition, some classrooms were ransacked with furniture moved around.
Some furniture was actually moved out of the building and into the courtyard. That might not have been so bad, except for the fact that it rained overnight and the furniture was damaged.
After the meeting, O'Connor was still steaming and said police are conducting a thorough investigation to find out who was involved.
"We've had it. We're not going to tolerate this," said O'Connor.
May seems to be the month for these types of incidents in Tewksbury. Earlier this week, Wynn Middle School had to be evacuated after a bomb threat was found scrawled on a bathroom wall. Last year, North Street School had to be evacuated due to a report of a gun in the building and Tewksbury High had to be evacuated in May due to a bomb scare. Both incidents proved to be hoaxes.