Teenagers go on rampage inside Niagara Falls motel
A group of Niagara-region teenagers rampaged through 22 rooms in a motel on Friday night, leaving behind a trail of destruction and thousands of dollars in damage.
The Grade 12 students from Notre Dame College School in Welland, Ont., rented out 35 rooms at the Avenue Inn in Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls for a place to go after a semiformal dance on Friday night.
The motel says that the 22 rooms were trashed after 8 p.m., with used condoms, beer bottles and broken glass strewn throughout the rooms.
The damage included gaping holes in the drywall, beds flipped over, furniture destroyed, sinks smashed, and the ceiling ripped down in the washroom.
"They also urinated on one of the beds," motel manager Robert Forget told CTV Toronto. "And the bathroom door is all shattered to pieces."
The motel is saying that the students haven't shown any remorse in the motel room carnage.
Some students have posted photos of the rooms being demolished on Facebook with comments like "Notre Dame Demolition Crew" and "I like what you've done with the place."
"We let the kids come here to have a little fun and they ended up destroying quite a few rooms," Forget said.
The damage is estimated to be between $50,000 and $100,000.
Forget said that staff called police but officers drove past several times, doing nothing to stop the damage.
"We're hoping that we could have some of the parents come forward so we can try to work out a deal to try and get stuff fixed up without going through the law," he said.
Forget said that the motel has a list of the students' names but students from other high schools also showed up and participated in the destruction.
Police are calling it a civil matter that should be handled in small claims court.
With a report from CTV Toronto's Scott Lightfoot