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May 11, 2013

Safety stepped up at North Shore schools

Officials give extra thought to graduation security


At Endicott College in Beverly, there are no major changes to graduation plans, but staff and campus police at the event will have a heightened sense of awareness, said Joanne Waldner, assistant to President Richard Wylie. As in past years, Beverly police will be at Endicott’s graduation, she said.

“There will be a lot of eyes around,” Waldner said. “We will all be aware and watching what will be going on around us.”

Endicott’s graduation on May 24 is not open to the public; attendees must have tickets, and the college reserves the right to inspect backpacks or parcels, Waldner said.

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary will hold commencement ceremonies at Gordon College today.

Michael Colaneri, director of communications, declined to discuss specifics but said the school is putting an “extra effort” into safety this year.

Bethany Bray can be reached at and on Twitter @SalemNewsBB.




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