Despite a letter sent home in August to students’ parents, the Bayport-Blue Point high school was the target of a rather intensive toilet papering effort on the opening day of school.
Streams of paper blew from trees throughout the front lawn of the buildings on Snedecor Avenue Monday morning as school doors opened up.
Those responsible could face punishment, according to school officials, including out of school suspension, as the paper poses a big cleanup effort by school staff and has the potential to cause issues with groundwater sprinklers and fences and poses headaches for neighboring homes.
In the letter, Dr. Guarav Passi, the new high school principal, requests that parents talk to their children about why the action is disruptive and not a positive tradition to continue.
“Just as Dr. Hearney has done in the past, I implore students to continue to create new traditions, ones that positively impact the culture of the building and the community. In years past, students have raised money for charity and done other community service initiatives that impact the community in a positive way," states Passi in the letter.