Natick High School Demolition Begins With $1,800 First Smash

By Carl Stevens, WBZ NewsRadio 1030

NATICK (CBS) – An excavator drove up to the side of the old Natick High School Monday morning and started smashing walls in the rain.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

The man at the controls, 1991 Natick High Grad Trevor Rhone, had never done anything like this before.

But he loved it.

He bid $1,800 at an auction for the right to launch the ceremonial first smash.

“That was unbelievable. That was a lot of fun,” he told WBZ NewsRadio 1030. “I might have to change professions.”

This is just the beginning of the demolition process, which will take all summer.

Monday’s event was part of a fundraiser organized in part by Judy D’Antonio, who said the money raised will go to the new high school.

“We’re going to wait until everybody gets in there and see where there’s a real need for something specific that will make a difference in kids’ lives everyday,” she told WBZ.

Natick’s new $78.5 million high school will be ready in August.

You can follow Carl on Twitter @carlwbz.

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