9.27.2021 GOALS Program Incident

9.27.2021 GOALS Program Incident
Posted on 09/27/2021

Dear Quincy Public Schools Community,

This morning, a student at the GOALS program was found to be in possession of a weapon, specifically a handgun.  The student was quickly removed to an administrative area of the building and the student admitted to having a handgun on their person because of safety concerns outside of school.  A GOALS administrator alerted the Quincy Police Department, Director of Safety & Security Michael Draicchio, and me.  Anticipating the Quincy Police Department’s arrival, the student fled from the GOALS building to the North Quincy MBTA station and boarded a train.  The Quincy Police Department notified the MBTA Police and the train was stopped before departing the station.  After a search of the train, the student was identified and arrested without incident at the North Quincy MBTA station and the handgun was confiscated by the police.

My sincerest thanks go to the staff of the GOALS program, due to their actions and the support of the Quincy Police Department and the MBTA Police Department, this very serious event ended without injury to any member of the community.  As you know, safety and security is very important to all of us here at Quincy Public Schools and I want to stress that the student did not threaten any staff members or students at any time.

Please contact me at kevinmulvey@quincypublicschools.com or at 617-984-8701 if you have questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Kevin W. Mulvey, J.D.

Superintendent of Schools