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Curry College hate investigation leads to employee firing – The Currier Times

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By Currier Times Staff ////

In an email to the Curry College community, college president Kenneth Quigley announced the firing of a Curry employee in connection with a series of hateful incidents that rocked the campus during the semester of spring.

Quigley said in the email that due to privacy concerns, the “person of interest” in the crimes will not be named, but has been removed from campus.

Over a series of months, hate crimes against the Jewish, LBGTQ+, and Black population have occurred in various locations on campus, including residence halls, campus athletic facilities, and bathrooms. A campus-wide meeting was held where thousands of people attended an online conference to voice their concerns about the crimes and consider what steps could be taken to end them.

The college worked with the FBI, Milton Police, and former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis to investigate who was behind the crimes.

Here is the full email to the Curry community:

“Dear members of the Curry community,

I am writing to inform the Curry College community of the series of bias incidents that plagued our campus and staff this past semester. Curry College is grateful for the strong response and commitment of resources from the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Milton Police Department, and the Curry College Department of Public Safety.

The results of the investigation to date and the evidence provided to us by the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Milton Police Department formed the basis of an internal investigation by the College and helped inform this investigation. Law enforcement has shared their view that evidence gathered through the ongoing investigation points to a person they believe to be the perpetrator of these incidents.

The College carefully reviewed the evidence collected by law enforcement and interviewed the person of interest identified by law enforcement investigators and others who may be linked to specific incidents. The outcome of our independent investigation resulted in the termination of an employee and his expulsion from our community. The College’s statement on non-discrimination requires confidentiality related to investigations. So this is the only information we can provide at this time.

We recognize and regret the impact these acts of bias have had on our students, families, faculty, and staff throughout the spring semester and hope this will allow us to continue moving forward. We hope this will put an end to the series of events that we have all suffered. I want to thank our community members again for their collective response in support of one another.

Sincerely,

Ken Quigley”