Investigative Reporting

Student reports on community colleges and guns

It took police three days to arrest a MassBay student for caring a semiautomatic 9 mm handgun to campus.  In, “Open-access policy has risk: guns on campus,” graduate student Callum Borchers writes, “…when Darryl Max Dookhran, a reputed gang member with a history of violent behavior, applied to Massachusetts Bay Community College, he didn’t have to report any of his transgressions. Three weeks after Dookhran enrolled, he was apprehended carrying a loaded semiautomatic machine gun around campus, nine days after a student first reported seeing him with a weapon.” Borchers wrote this story as part of the Investigative Reporting Seminar let by Prof. Walter Robinson.

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