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Hotel damage results in Scotia-Glenville lacrosse suspension

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The Scotia-Glenville boys’ lacrosse program has been suspended for four games after some team members caused about $400 worth of damage to a New Jersey hotel room where they were staying. The varsity team, which lost 7-2 to South Brunswick High School on March 31, spent the night at The Hotel Vincenza in Monmouth Junction, N.J. Hotel manager Pravin Wankawala said players were horseplaying and broke a window on the back side of the room ...

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April 13, 2012
8:10 p.m.

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How many times did my parents tell me, and then I told my daughter, no ball throwing in the house. Minor damage or not it s a lack of respect from kids today with other people's property. Things happen, but punching holes in walls is no accident. Just ask landlords. What happens to common sense??

April 14, 2012
3:30 p.m.

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What has happened to accountability? Today's youth are not being held responsible for their choices. It is time for them to realize the extent of damage done through deliberate intent or through carelessness. Restitution should not be a matter for the School's insurance. It has become too easy for our children to say, "These things happen." or "Dad will pay for it," or " That's what insurance is for." This was a SCHOOL activity and school is for teaching and learning. This is a teachable event. Most of our High School students have financial resources of their own. It is time to let them feel the direct impact of their actions and be responsible for covering the cost of repairs whenever damage is done.