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Panel: Boston bomb suspect’s classmates never in danger

Updated: August 15, 2013 2:30PM



DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A task force formed by the college where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev lived says there’s no indication students were in danger before or after the bombing.

The report released Thursday also said there’s evidence the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth could not have foreseen Tsarnaev’s alleged actions.

The three-member task force, including two university presidents, was formed at the school’s request in May. The report’s release comes the same week two of Tsarnaev’s friends pleaded not guilty to charges they tried to thwart the investigation by taking things from Tsarnaev’s dorm room while police looked for him.

The report praised the university’s response after learning Tsarnaev was a bombing suspect, including its evacuation of the campus.

It also made several recommendations, including reevaluating the campus police force, which it said often operates at minimum levels.



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