By Joe Thorpe
On the afternoon of Thursday, October 10th, Chief Maria Padilla of the Campus Police issued a campus-wide Clery Timely Warning Notice (CTWN) via email alerting students and staff of Cape Cod Community College (4Cs) to a reported incident of an alleged assault with a dangerous weapon.
According to the email, the alleged incident is said to have occurred on the second floor of the Grossman Commons building and involved two students who are familiar with each other.
The alleged assailant, which has been referred to by campus police as a male, has been placed on interim suspension and has been trespassed from the 4Cs campus. Interim suspension is a nonvoluntary leave of indeterminate length.
According to the Massachusetts Community College System Code of Conduct handbook, an interim suspension measures may be issued when it, “reasonably concludes that a student: (a) Poses a threat to others; (b) Poses a threat to College property or equipment; (c) Substantially disrupts or interferes with the normal operations of the College; (d) Engages in off-campus conduct that adversely affects the College community; and/or (e) Is charged with a crime in violation of state or federal law.
Students that are placed on an interim suspension are barred from entering any college property and from involvement in any school related activity.
No details have been released about the condition of the alleged victim, and no charges in the incident have been filed with Barnstable District Court.
4Cs Campus Police are asking anyone with information related to this incident to call their direct line at (774) 330-4349.
Anyone affected by this incident can contact the Dr. Maura Weir at the Student Wellness Office in the Grossman Commons Building, room 208.
Photograph of Chief Padilla