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Reward Offered for Information on Acts of Hate and Vandalism at Curry College

The college and Milton Police have stepped up security and surveillance, but they’re urging anyone with information to come forward.

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Curry College says it's making hard choices with limited options.

After two more acts of hate and vandalism were uncovered on the Milton campus this week, the college is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the culprits.

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One piece of graffiti involved language threatening members of the Black community with a specific date of Feb. 22. The other: A swastika that was discovered along with racist language targeting members of the Jewish community.

"It's pretty terrible," said Brendan Bedell, a student at the school.

Curry is now offering students flexible learning options because of the situation, with classes being offered online through this Saturday. All classes will be online next Tuesday, Feb. 22, with plans to fully reopen the following day.

"We take this step out of an abundance of caution and as a commitment to our students, staff, and faculty," read a statement from the school. "The College wants everyone to feel safe and to have choices."

The college and Milton Police have stepped up security and surveillance, but they’re urging anyone with information to come forward.

Curry announced plans for a virtual gathering on Friday, Feb. 25 for a community event with the theme of "showing up for each other: Becoming Authentic, Allies, Advocates and Accountability Partners." 

"To many of us, these incidents are deeply personal and frightening, and your words mattered," the school said. "While we work on keeping our campus safe, we also look ahead to the work that needs to be done as a community to make sure Curry is an inclusive, welcoming, and safe place of learning for all."

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