FRAMINGHAM – On behalf of the Framingham State University community, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation for the life-saving efforts of our local first responders following a head-on collision that occurred last week involving three FSU students and a City of Framingham Police officer.
Their outstanding work helped prevent a terrible scene from turning tragic. Our thoughts continue to go out to those involved and their families as they recover from serious injuries.
I’d also like to thank members of the Framingham Police Department, as well as the officers from surrounding police departments, who responded to the Brook Street gathering that appears to be related to the accident.
While the off-campus party is still under investigation, it is clear that a number of our students were present.
We will be working closely with the Framingham Police Department following the conclusion of their investigation to determine any student conduct actions that need to be taken.
One thing that is certain is that no neighborhood should have to deal with that level of disruption.
Framingham State is fortunate to be located in a wonderful community and we strive to be good neighbors.
We handle instances very seriously where we come up short of achieving this goal.
I am aware that the City Council is going to be investigating the possibility of providing additional regulations for short-term rental properties.
I applaud them for taking a proactive approach in response to a growing trend of homes being rented simply to host parties.
The University will offer its support to any recommended measures put in place to address these concerns.
F. Javier Cevallos
Framingham State University