Boston College Area Resident Concerned About Students' Return

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Neighborhoods around area schools are worried about students returning in about two weeks, and it's not just traffic on the streets and late night noise.

The large gatherings could possibly create COVID-19 clusters. The head of Boston College's police department told WBZ NewsRadio's Kendall Buhl about what the school is doing to make sure that doesn't happen.

When asked about the suggestion from some residents and local officials that extra policing might be necessary to keep students from partying and creating clusters, Chief Bill Evans said he disagreed.

I think our school has done a good job messaging students that they should practice not having the large parties and socially distancing. I don't want to get into the politics of it, but our students, they're some educated kids and I think they realize it's important to do this and I'm sure they're practicing social distancing.

Evans, who is the former Boston Police Commissioner, said that Boston College often hires Boston Police details at the beginning of the school year to make sure kids respect the neighborhood, but he said there's no plan to increase policing to enforce social distancing.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kendall Buhl (@KBuhlWBZ) reports

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