A string of hate incidents on campus has prompted Curry College — a private college in Milton, Massachusetts — to move its classes online, reports The Boston Globe.
Particularly alarming is an incident that included a specific threat against the Black community, along with the mentioned date of February 22. Other incidents throughout the past month have included "racist hate language" and antisemitic graffiti.
In response, students were given the option to begin taking classes virtually, starting Feb. 16. As for Feb. 22, all classes will be held online — though the school plans to "return fully" on campus on Feb. 23, reports The Boston Globe.
“We take this step out of an abundance of caution and as a commitment to our students, staff and faculty. The college wants everyone to feel safe and to have choices,” wrote Curry President Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. in an email sent to students and parents and obtained by the Globe. Quigley added that Curry is only allowing faculty, staff, and students with a Curry ID on campus, and that it's installing additional cameras, hiring a security consultant, and working with the local police department to "dramatically increase" marked cruiser patrols on campus.
Officials are also offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest of the person or people responsible.