|Submitted||Oct. 4, 2018|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
Any documents and/or files related to the active threat alert on the Simmons University campus on 10/4/18.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.
Good Afternoon Mackenzie Farkus,
The Massachusetts Department of State Police ("Department") has received and reviewed your request seeking Department records pertaining to the active threat alert on Simmons University campus that occurred on October 4, 2018. The Department has identified records responsive to your request based on the information you provided. Attached please find the Administrative Journal extract related to this matter.
If you wish to challenge any aspect of this response, you may appeal to the Supervisor of Public Records following the procedure set forth in 950 C.M.R. 32.08, a copy of which is available at http://www.mass.gov/courts/case-legal-res/law-lib/laws-by-source/cmr/. You may also file a civil action in accordance with M.G.L. c. 66, § 10A.
Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated.
Trooper Alena Sullivan
MA State Police
Office of the Chief Legal Counsel
470 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702