New Cameras Added on Campus as Hate Investigation Continues in High Gear

By Nicholas Calvino, Currier Times Staff///

More cameras continue to be added throughout campus. (Photo by Nicholas Calvino)

After the threats against the Black community and anti-Semitic drawings around campus there has been an ongoing investigation. Public Safety Chief, Paul King, has teamed up with Milton Police, and more recently former Boston police commissioner, Ed Davis, and also the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Public Safety says more than 40 additional video cameras have been added to campus, in addition to the previous 105 cameras. And more were recently installed into the front lobbies of residence halls.

Chief Paul King is confident in these new cameras around campus. “Additional cameras allow Public Safety to monitor areas we would normally check on foot or from a vehicle,” said King. “They allow us to view these areas consistently and determine if any problems are occurring there.”

Students have also seen additional patrols by Milton Police. The college has also been working with Ed Davis to see what vulnerabilities there are on campus. Already students and faculty are seeing enhanced security in classrooms, including pull straps on doors that secures the door in case of an active shooter.

The president of Curry College is addressing everyone’s safety. “The Department of Public Safety offers Safety Escorts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Students wishing to request an escort can call (617) 333-2222. Public Safety may perform escorts off campus when campus shuttle services are halted, or other emergency circumstances deem it to be necessary,” said Ken Quigley, in an email to the community. 

When students arrive at the school’s gate, they must show a school ID and a CLEAR coverified app. “All students entering campus will need to show their Curry ID and a “CLEARED” on their CoVerified app. There are NO Exceptions; these measures are in place to protect the entire community,” said Executive Vice President and Provost David Szczerbacki, in an email.

Campus Public Safety and Milton Police won’t stop the investigation until they find the suspect. “The investigation will continue until a suspect(s) are identified and charged,” said King. “We are trained to follow the facts, we never make the facts fit our theory and we never know how long an investigation will take.”

A $10,000 reward is still in effect for anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction for anyone responsible for the crimes. The suspect may also face more than two years in prison.

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