Whalom Park vandals caught

Posted Thursday, March 21, 2002 3:57 AM | Contributed by Arrow Guy

Four teens, aged 15 and 16, have been charged in connection with the fire that destroyed the historic ballroom at Whalom Park three weeks ago. According to the local fire department, arson had been suspected from the start.

Read more from the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.

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Thursday, March 21, 2002 4:46 AM
Another article available from the Sentinel and Enterprise:


And the Boston Globe:

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Thursday, March 21, 2002 11:03 AM
Throw these kids in JAIL!

At least I dont call a vertical loop a "loopdie-loop"!

Thursday, March 21, 2002 11:36 AM
RememberIdora, I agree 100%. These kids should be in jail, or at least juvenile hall. I am 14 and I think putting other juveniles like these should be thrown in jail. I have never seen any of my friends do anything even close to this bad.

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Thursday, March 21, 2002 11:37 AM
I am not surprised that it was just a bunch of kids with nothing better to do. Is there no respect for history anymore? Many of us have never been there, and now my first visit (keeping fingers crossed) will be with a heavy heart. Structures help give a park a link to its past, and without them, you simply have a carnival with trees. Thank God they were able to save what they did. Kudos to everyone that fought the blaze and worked to save the coaster and other surroundings.
Brad Sherman
Don't.....look.....back! The Headless Horseman awaits you in 2002!
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Thursday, March 21, 2002 2:44 PM
Sadly, they will probably get a slap on the wrist since the Whalom developer said he doesn't care about the buildings anyway. :(

Off with the trims!
My fellow Americans; Let's Roll!

Thursday, March 21, 2002 3:53 PM
That sucks, those kids need to be taught a lesson. But I agree with bigkirby that they probably won't get much.
Friday, March 22, 2002 12:55 PM

I'm 13 and I'd NEVER, NEVER think of doing something like that. It'd just...........stupid.

It's his turn to feast, when you ride the Son of Beast.

Friday, March 22, 2002 3:17 PM
I am 15 and I am ashamed that an individual of my generation would do such a thing. It makes me sick. Thing is the way the justice system is set up they will get a little slap on the hands put on probation for a while and basically get off scott free.
Sunday, March 24, 2002 10:42 AM
who cares about this little peice of crap park

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