BY RYAN HATHAWAY // NOV. 11, 2015 //
A Curry College resident was arraigned on charges of assault and battery on Friday, Nov. 6 in Quincy District Court. The student was allegedly involved in a domestic assault on campus the night before when he shoved and choked a female.
Connor Trulli, 21, was released on personal recognizance. Dean of Students Maryellen Kiley said Trulli has received an interim sanction and is no longer living on campus. The student conduct process is still on-going, she added.
Milton Police were called on Thursday night by Curry Public Safety. According to police, Trulli fled after the incident but later returned to campus.
Witnesses reported to police that the 6’3″, 200-pound Trulli forcefully shoved the female victim backward into a wall, and that he allegedly had his hands around her neck.
In an email to the Currier Times, Kiley explained the decision not to send out a community notification after the arrest:
“Colleges are not required to send notifications when there is no ongoing or immediate threat deemed present, however, Curry College has proactively communicated with our campus community about certain serious situations. In such cases, these voluntary community notifications have allowed the College to seek assistance, when appropriate, for an ongoing investigation, to provide safety and/or policy reminders, or offer outreach and provide resources.”
Kiley added that the college’s Public Safety Department is fully staffed at 20 officers, and Curry is addressing the growing concern among students about campus safety.
“The College has increased its violence prevention and education efforts and bystander intervention programs,” she said. “Students are encouraged to communicate with the College about a friend in need of emergency assistance, or for support about other matters of concern.”
Kiley also stated that programs such as “Colonels Can Call” are resulting in an increased level of intervention and communication. She said this could result in an uptick in the number of incidents being reported.