By Olivia Perron, Currier Times team ///
Last spring, the Curry community was threatened by a series of hate crimes that terrorized the community, including days when the college closed due to threats against minority populations. During the summerthe students received an email stating that a Curry employee had been terminated after evidence pointed to that person being responsible.
At the time of the email, the college said the investigation would continue. So where are things today?
The Currier Times contacted Curry President Kenneth Quigley, the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Milton Police Department and the Edward Davis Company to find out what’s going on on the criminal side of the investigation.
Milton Police Detective Lt. Michael Collins confirmed with The Currier Times that their “criminal
the investigation is still open and active.
The FBI declined to comment when asked if their case was still open.
Curry College has confirmed that its internal investigation is closed. Even if the college investigation is “closed”, The Currier Times was unable to confirm the name, age, gender or race of the terminated employee. The newspaper was also unable to confirm whether the fired employee was working elsewhere.
During the spring investigation, former Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, who now runs his own consulting business, was recruited by his security firm. His security firm was hired to do an assessment of Curry College’s security protocols.
To further the evaluation, the company spoke with faculty to get their feedback on the college’s current safety messages. Staff members were also able to anonymously submit their personal recommendations on how to make the college safer.
President Quigley said The Currier Times Ed Davis’ final report is coming soon.
“We expect the final report in the next few weeks,” said President Quigley. “We are committed to sharing it with the community once it is received.”
The Edward Davis Company was contacted by The Currier Times regarding the details of how they gathered information for the assessment. Ed Davis’ company has not returned our call at the time of this publication.
After speaking with faculty members and student body president Ellen Apotheker, who is majoring in business management and psychology with a minor in marketing, The Currier Times was able to conclude that The Ed Davis Company spoke to faculty members for anonymous feedback on their personal safety recommendations, but students of any
were not asked about safety on campus.
Apotheker feels there was a lack of transparency during the investigation. She also mentions the lack of communication with the Student Government Association (SGA) regarding the overall survey.
“In terms of them not speaking with SGA, I think it was a lack of due diligence on their part,” Apotheker said. “I think student participation in the survey would have been helpful to their investigation. Overall, there was a blatant disregard for student input in all areas of campus, but especially in this area. students in this conversation would have greatly improved students’ confidence in the college solving the problem.”