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See Police Responses to Incidents at Worcester Public Schools this School Year

By Tom Marino | January 5, 2023
Last Updated: January 5, 2023

WORCESTER – Police responded to 188 incidents at 37 Worcester Public Schools between Aug. 29, 2022, and Dec. 26, 2022, according to a crime analysis produced by the Worcester Police Department.

Of those incidents, 50 (27%) were classified as Medical. The categories of Assault and Battery (11), Assault (8), Fight (5), Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (2), and Indecent Assault and Battery Over 14 (1), combined for 14% of the 188 incidents.

The Worcester Police Department provided the crime analysis to ThisWeekinWorcester.com in response to a public records request.

The analysis includes responses to addresses of 37 Worcester Public Schools which occurred between 7 AM and 3 PM, excluding weekends and patrol-initiated activities. The Worcester Police Department selected the criteria to produce the analysis.

In November, an editorial in the Worcester Telegram and Gazette by former Worcester mayor Raymond Mariano cited an email written by Worcester Police Lt. Miguel Lopez to internal contacts within the police department. The email, provided to ThisWeekinWorcester.com, said:

“Since the start of this school year we have been asked to respond to nearly 385 incidents, (all schools). Many, but not all, of these incidents have been violent and disruptive occurrences.”

According to the Worcester Police Department, the number of incidents cited by Lt. Lopez included incidents outside of the 7 AM to 3 PM timeframe and also included responses to the Central Massachusetts Collaborative, a public school entity which Worcester Public Schools is a member.

Listed below are the number of incident responses by category to all 37 schools provided in the analysis, and the number of responses to each of the 37 schools included.

School Number of
Incidents
AMB – Medical 50
DIP – Disorderly Person 13
ASB – Assault and Battery 11
CKW – Check on The Welfare 9
ACC – Accident Property Damage 8
ASC – Assist Citizen 8
ASL – Assault 8
THR – Threats 7
HUP – 911 hang Up 6
FIG – Fight 5
HAR – Harassment 4
RUN – Runaway Juvenile 4
SUS – Suspicious Person 4
ACH – Accident Hit and Run 3
ALC – Alarm Commercial 3
MIJ – Missing Juvenile 3
SEC – Section 12 3
SPD – Speeding/Racing 3
ADW – Assault with Dangerous Weapon 2
ANC – Animal Complaint 2
CUS – Custodial Interference 2
FOU – Found Property 2
IND – Indecent Exposure 2
LOR – Located Runaway 2
LOS – Lost Property 2
PRK – Parking Violation 2
ROV – Restraining Order Violation 2
RPE – Returned Person 2
ACI – Accident Personal Injury 1
BOX – Box Alarm 1
DEF – Defective Street/Sidewalks 1
DOM – Domestic Dispute 1
IAO – Indecent A&B Over 14 1
INJ – Injured Person 1
LAU – Larceny Under $1200 1
LOP – Located Person 1
MIS – Missing Person 1
MM – Malicious Mischief 1
MVF – MV Fire 1
ROS – Serve Restraining Order 1
SUV – Suspicious MV 1
TRS – Trespass 1
VOI – Void No Crime 1
WAR – Warrant 1

 

School Number of
Incidents
North High School 21
Burncoat Senior High 18
Forest Grove Middle School 14
Burncoat Middle School 13
Worcester Technical High School 11
South High School 10
Belmont Street Community School 8
Doherty Memorial High School 8
Arthur F. Sullivan Middle School 7
Roosevelt School 7
Challenge / Reach 5
Chandler Elementary School 5
Elm Park Community School 5
Grafton Street School 5
Quinsigamond School 4
Worcester Arts Magnet School 4
City View Discovery School 3
Goddard School of Science 3
Lincoln Street School 3
NCC Young Adult 3
Nelson Place School 3
Norrback Ave. School 3
Vernon Hill School 3
Woodland Academy 3
Worcester East Middle School 3
Claremont Academy 2
Columbus Park Prep. Academy 2
Gates Lane School 2
Lake View School 2
Thorndyke Road School 2
Canterbury Street Magnet School 1
Heard Street Discovery Academy 1
La Familia Dual Language School 1
Rice Square School 1
Wawecus Road School 1
West Tatnuck School 1

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