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Emerson College to be closed Tuesday after seven Emerson students treated for minor injuries

Posted by Your Town  April 15, 2013 11:03 PM

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Seven Emerson College students were injured in Monday's blasts at the Boston Marathon, and were treated and released, the school said on its website.

Emerson decided to close its campus Tuesday, the school's president announced late Monday.

"Today has been a traumatic day for our community. I spent the afternoon and the evening at the hospital with the seven students who were injured. I am pleased that they have been safely returned to campus and to their friends,'' Emerson President Lee Pelton said in a note to the campus. "I also have spent the night speaking to students in the residences halls providing them with updated information and answering questions.

"I have come to understand that the magnitude of what occurred has been extensive and for that reason, I have decided to close the campus on Tuesday to provide a day of healing and reflection.''

The statement is a reversal from earlier plans to keep the school open Tuesday. No further information was available.

Earlier in the day, Boston University's president reported that one of its students was critically injured. "University officials have announced that the University will resume its normal schedule on Tuesday,'' BU Today reported.

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