Mass Middle School asks parents for help as students terrorize Shaw’s grocery store

A middle school in Massachusetts sent a letter to parents Monday asking for help as dozens of students were terrorizing a local grocery store on days they were dismissed from class early, building forts of paper towels and knocking down displays, teachers said.

“Over the weekend, I was contacted by the director of Shaw’s Market, who shared troubling information with me regarding an alarming trend involving our middle school students visiting Shaw’s in the middle of the year,” Amanda Luisi, principal of Midway Middle School, wrote in an email to parents. day”.

Teachers said about 100 students had been visiting the Shaw store at 65 Main Street for half the day, creating chaos inside the store as customers tried to shop.

“It has been reported that an increasing number of students are engaging in disruptive behavior while visiting the store. This includes building ‘forts’ of paper towels, riding trolleys and electric carts, destroying displays, and even stealing merchandise,” Luisi wrote. “These actions pose a risk to students Participants and customers of Shaw’s. It also reflects poorly on our school community.

In a statement shared with Boston 25 News, a spokesperson for the West Bridgewater-based grocery chain also said disruptive behaviors “negatively impact” customers’ shopping experience.

“Shaw’s strives to provide all our customers with a safe and welcoming shopping experience. Due to the proximity of our Medway store to a local school, large groups of students have been visiting the store,” the spokesperson said. “Unfortunately, a group of these students have engaged in disruptive behavior which has negatively impacted their shopping experiences.” For other clients.”

In the letter to parents, Luisi stressed that it is important for students to behave respectfully when they are in public places and asked to talk to their children.

“I ask all families to partner with the school and have a conversation with their children about the importance of respectful behavior — at Shaw’s, at any business on the Plaza, and at school,” Luisi added. “Please also talk to students about the potential consequences of their actions if this behavior continues.”

As of Tuesday, Shaw’s said it had not implemented a ban on students entering its Medway store.

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