Lowell Sun: Things got heated between School Committee Chairman Keith Sullivan and Andover High School students at an Andover-Tewksbury basketball game Friday night in Andover. On Friday night, Sullivan was arrested by Andover Police on a trespassing charge. According to Andover Police Lt. Edward Guy, Sullivan and “an older gentleman” were sitting on the Andover High side among Andover students when things became heated. “It was a pretty raucous crowd, I guess,” said Guy.
At one point, some of the students took Sullivan’s and his companion’s jackets, which an Andover High administrator then retrieved, Guy said. Upon returning the jackets, the administrator suggested the two men move to sit with the Tewksbury crowd to avoid further dust-ups. At first, both men refused, but then Sullivan’s companion agreed to move. Sullivan stayed in his seat, according to Guy. As tensions rose, an officer suggested that Sullivan leave the game to avoid further issues. The officer asked Sullivan to leave three times, advising him the third time that he would be arrested if he stayed. Sullivan refused all requests to leave and was ultimately arrested, according to Guy.
Sullivan is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Lawrence District Court.
This has to be the most asinine thing I’ve ever read, and sadly it’s not surprising since it comes out of Andover. Some little Andover shitheads stole this guy’s jacket, and instead of being kicked out and/or arrested, the cops made him move. When he chose not to he was then arrested.
Am I missing something here? Was it the hat?
Because this is coming from the cops themselves. It doesn’t matter if he chose to sit in the student section. It’s a free country and he paid to be in there. I assume he’s got a crotch fruit on the team, so he can sit wherever he damn well pleases. He’s under no obligation to move because the cops asked him to. Again, I don’t wanna jump to any conclusions about this and there may be more to the story, but what the fuck?
I’ve never seen a school where the kids are more entitled and bratty than Andover. This is a school that suspended one of the best volleyball coaches in the state because some little asswipe kid outright refused to come out of the game after fucking up, and then blamed the coach for de-captainizing him.
The same school where a failed country music singer made up a story that his son was denied food and water by Coach Chris Kuchar, leading to a fraudulent DCF investigation that completely cleared him, and his eventual termination as coach. By the way, Andover High School was nasty under Kuchar, and now that he’s gone to Malden Catholic they suck once again, and MC is suddenly good. Weird, right?
The same school where Superintendent Shelley Berman wrote that same hockey coach an insane 6 page letter blasting him for not giving enough ice time so his sucky son Dale, and then said that disciplining the coach wasn’t personal.
That letter gets crazier every time I read it. The best part is that he didn’t think anyone would look into his expertise as a Big 10 Division 1 athlete, but we did. Turns out he was on the fencing team at Wisconsin, hardly ever got in, and was terrible at it when he did.
The residents of Andover responded by re-electing all the people on the School Committee who covered for these assholes, so I officially gave up on that town because clearly there is no hope.
So yea, the fact that AD Bill Martin, Principal Phil Conrad, and Superintendent Shelley Berman would allow their students to steal property from a parent and a guest of the opposing team, and then have the cops arrest the victim instead, is the least surprising news I’ve ever heard out of Andover.
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