5th Racial Incident Reported on Framingham State Campus; Reward Increased to $2,000

FRAMINGHAM- This morning the fifth hateful, racial message this semester was reported on the campus of Framingham State University.

A racist message was written on the door of a group of students at North Hall.

The hate crime was reported at 8:30 a.m. today, December 21.

“In light of these continued criminal actions, we have decided to raise the reward provided for information leading to the identity of a person responsible for any of these acts to $2,000,” wrote Framingham State University President F Javier Cevallos to the community today.

Anyone with information is asked to contact University Police at 508-626-4911. Anonymous tips can be texting to 67283, and in the beginning of your message typing “FSUTIP” followed by a space and then your message.

“This is not how we wanted to send everyone off for the holidays. I would encourage you all to have conversations with your families about what has occurred this semester and reflect on the type of community we want to be moving forward,” wrote Cevallos.

“The University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion dates back to our 1842, when we admitted our first African America student, Mary Miles Bibbs, more than 20 years prior to the end of the Civil War. It’s a legacy our community takes a tremendous amount of pride in, and it is something that cannot be erased by the actions of a few cowardly racists,” wrote Cevallos.

“We have a lot of work to do moving forward to address the current climate on campus and I look forward to working directly with our students on additional actions we can take to ensure everyone at Framingham State feels safe and respected,” said Cevallos today.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

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

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