OLD TOWN – In early May, Old Town High School’s athletic facilities were misused to the point where bases were ripped out of fields and goals were overturned on the football and field hockey fields.
The school decided if it happened again it would close its facilities to the public, which was the case two weeks later.
Earlier this week athletic director, Jeremy Bousquet, discovered the backboard on one of the outdoor basketball hoops broken with glass strewn across the court.
He along with other administrators decided to close the facilities, except for the track and football field, facilities used by a large majority of people.
The decision to close the facilities prompted a person responsible for the incident to come forward.
Bousquet would not disclose if the person was an Old Town student or not, but did add it was a “young gentleman.”
While he understands the public may be disappointed with the decision, he’s taking a glass half full approach.
“I take this as a life lesson like anything and hopefully the lesson can be learned and we can move forward from it. We just need to make the situation right and that’s where we’ll go from there,” Bousquet said.
The OT athletic director said the re-opening of facilities will be in line with Gov. Mills plan to re-open Maine and added the school will add signs indicating OTHS facilities will close at dusk.
Bousquet said the broken backboard will cost between $500-$1,300 to replace.