By Malcolm Jacob
A Stonehill senior was seriously injured in an off-campus incident Sept. 15.
The circumstances involved two groups of people outside of Owen O’Leary’s Restaurant & Pub in Brockton.
The student received prompt emergency care. He was first taken to Good Samaritan Medical Center and later moved to Boston Medical Center. Members of the school administration have offered support for the student and comfort for his parents. Campus Ministry gave prayers for the student at the 12 p.m. Mass on Friday.
Stonehill Police Chief Peter Carnes said this is a reminder that people should always pay attention to the situation that they are in, whether they are off-campus or within the “Stonehill bubble.”
“I think it’s important that young people take full account of their surroundings and what is happening around them,” Carnes said. “All of us should be concerned for our personal safety and I would encourage students to make good life decisions regarding their safety.”
Carnes added that the Stonehill College Police Department is not the primary authority in this situation, as the incident took place within the jurisdiction of the Brockton Police Department.
Still, he invites anyone who has questions or information to reach out to Campus Police. Anybody who wishes to talk about the incident can call (508) 565-5100 to contact the Stonehill College Police Department dispatch.