Allen High School in Allendale, New Jersey, will be shutting down for the season on July 1.
The school was founded in 1926, but its students have had a tumultuous history, including the death of a student, and has been at the center of a series of high school scandals.
“We’re doing the right thing,” Allendale High School Principal Dr. Richard C. Riggs told ABC News.
“It’s time to end.”
The school closed in October 2016 after students started rioting.
Riggins said the school had been struggling with students who were “becoming aggressive and out of control,” but that he could not say whether the students involved had any criminal records. “
There was a lot of animosity and it didn’t work,” he said.
Riggins said the school had been struggling with students who were “becoming aggressive and out of control,” but that he could not say whether the students involved had any criminal records.
“I’m going to have to talk to them about that,” Riggs said.
He said the “biggest issue” with the school is that “the school’s history is very complex and it has a long history.”
The district is still trying to find out what happened, but said that the “most likely explanation” is that students from other schools “started it and caused some of the problems.”
Riggs, who was not present during the shutdown, said that there was a “long history of violence and a lot more” at the school.
“In fact, the history is quite long and includes a lot [of] incidents that occurred during the period of time,” he added.
“A lot of those were reported to the police, and some were actually reported to me, but it was difficult to investigate and ultimately the school was closed for lack of evidence.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.