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A huge teen party delayed a Massachusetts school's reopening....

•, Tim Elfrink

ow, police have charged two parents and their teenager for hosting the huge party, which forced the local high school to cancel its in-person reopening so the entire student body could quarantine for 14 days.

So much vitriol has flowed at the couple, who weren't identified by police, that authorities are urging locals to accept that family will now face some justice in court.

"We encourage residents to refrain from making any more volatile comments on social media regarding this incident as we are holding those responsible for providing the venue accountable," Sudbury Police Chief Scott Nix said in a statement Tuesday.

While college students have made headlines nationwide by hosting parties in defiance of coronavirus regulations, helping to fuel campus outbreaks from Alabama to Ohio, the Sudbury case shows the phenomenon also threatens high schools trying to reopen during a pandemic that has now killed more than 200,000 people in the United States.