Framingham State University Investigating ‘Hate Crime’

FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University is investigating a hate crime that happened today, October 13.

The incident occurred in a residence hall on Friday afternoon.

“A flyer posted on a student’s door referencing the Black Student Union was discovered with a racist slur written on it,”said Millie Gonzalez, Framingham State’s Interim Chief Officer of Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement.

“Framingham State University has zero tolerance for racism in any form and I know our community joins me in condemning this behavior. Framingham State is, and will always be, a community committed to tolerance, diversity, inclusion, and respect toward everyone. This incident is deeply disturbing and we are going to do everything we can to determine the party responsible. That person(s) will face serious student conduct charges, which could include expulsion from the University, as well as potential criminal charges,” said Gonzalez in an email to the Framingham State community.

This incident is currently being investigated as a hate crime by campus police.

“It is important that we unite as a community in condemning this behavior,” said Gonzalez.

Members of the residential hall had a meeting this evening.

There will be a campus-wide community forum next week to address this issue.

 

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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