Employee of Mass. college fired after investigation into hate incidents


An employee of Curry College has been fired as a result of an investigation into hateful incidents that happened on the campus of the Massachusetts school earlier this year.In early February, school officials said, “hateful symbols and threats” were discovered in men’s restrooms inside a residence hall and the athletic field house on campus in Milton. One of the messages included a threat targeting Curry College’s Black community and another was a drawn swastika.More biased, hateful writing was found in a restroom and laundry room of a campus building just days later, including threatening language targeting the Black community with a specific, noted date of Feb. 22. Out of an abundance of caution, Curry College offered flexible learning options from Feb. 16 through Feb. 19, including in-person and hybrid learning options. All classes on Feb. 22 were fully online and flexible learning options were offered the rest of that week.In addition, a drawn swastika was found in a residence hall on the morning of Feb. 22, prompting Milton police to respond to the campus. On Wednesday, Curry College President Kenneth Quigley said in a statement that the school received information from the FBI, Joint Terrorism Task Force and Milton Police Department that evidence pointed toward one person being the perpetrator of the hateful incidents.The college then reviewed the evidence gathered by law enforcement and interviewed the person of interest identified by investigators, as well as other individuals who were potentially connected to specific incidents.”The outcome of the College’s independent investigation has resulted in an employee being terminated and removed from our community,” Quigley said in his statement.The employee who was fired in connection with the investigation has not been identified due to confidentiality requirements under the college’s statement on nondiscrimination, according to Quigley.”The college recognizes and regrets the impact these bias acts have had on our students, families, faculty and staff throughout the spring semester and hope this will allow us to continue moving forward,” Quigley said. “It is our hope that this will bring some closure to the series of events we all suffered through. Thank you to our community members for their collective response in support of one another.”

An employee of Curry College has been fired as a result of an investigation into hateful incidents that happened on the campus of the Massachusetts school earlier this year.

In early February, school officials said, “hateful symbols and threats” were discovered in men’s restrooms inside a residence hall and the athletic field house on campus in Milton. One of the messages included a threat targeting Curry College’s Black community and another was a drawn swastika.

More biased, hateful writing was found in a restroom and laundry room of a campus building just days later, including threatening language targeting the Black community with a specific, noted date of Feb. 22. Out of an abundance of caution, Curry College offered flexible learning options from Feb. 16 through Feb. 19, including in-person and hybrid learning options. All classes on Feb. 22 were fully online and flexible learning options were offered the rest of that week.

In addition, a drawn swastika was found in a residence hall on the morning of Feb. 22, prompting Milton police to respond to the campus.

On Wednesday, Curry College President Kenneth Quigley said in a statement that the school received information from the FBI, Joint Terrorism Task Force and Milton Police Department that evidence pointed toward one person being the perpetrator of the hateful incidents.

The college then reviewed the evidence gathered by law enforcement and interviewed the person of interest identified by investigators, as well as other individuals who were potentially connected to specific incidents.

“The outcome of the College’s independent investigation has resulted in an employee being terminated and removed from our community,” Quigley said in his statement.

The employee who was fired in connection with the investigation has not been identified due to confidentiality requirements under the college’s statement on nondiscrimination, according to Quigley.

“The college recognizes and regrets the impact these bias acts have had on our students, families, faculty and staff throughout the spring semester and hope this will allow us to…



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