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Lawrence football field left trashed after Brazilian festival

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LAWRENCE, Mass. - Students and teachers arrived at Lawrence High School Monday morning to find the school's football field littered with trash.

Veterans Stadium had played host to a Brazilian festival over the weekend and a huge amount of trash -- including tents, beer cans and liquor bottles -- was left behind.

The field was in complete disarray and Lawrence's mayor says the city is going to do something about it.

"This morning we woke up to a terrible sight," Mayor Dan Rivera posted to Facebook. "People will be held responsible!"

Rivera says the city is is cleaning the field and scheduling a sanitation of it. He also says the city attorney is reviewing the contract with the organizers of the event.

“We are shocked and dismayed at the level of uncleanliness they left it... the amount of damage... and we're going to make sure they're held responsible,” Lawrence Mayor Dan Rivera said.

According to Rivera, the organizers had to have insurance on their use of the field and city officials are working to collect on that. 

There was also a beer truck left parked out front of the school, it was towed away.