Carter said he is proud of Andover Newton’s approach to the incident. The school’s dean of students is an expert on sexual and domestic violence, Carter said, and recently has been educating faculty and staff on how to handle these issues. She has also developed a plan to work with students, Carter said.
But Carter warns that while the school is working to increase its security and make sure students feel safe, there are financial constraints on Andover Newton.
“My goal is that everybody who comes here feels safe. We’ll spend whatever is necessary to get to that end,” Carter said. “We have to recognize that we’re not a major university . . . We can’t take 20 percent of the budget to duplicate what a major university has.”