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Both Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Krystle Campbell went to MassBay, school says

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  April 20, 2013 02:45 PM

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Both Krystle Campbell, who died in the Boston Marathon blasts, and bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed this week in a police shootout, attended Massachusetts Bay Community College, according to an email sent today by the school's president, John O'Donnell.

"The irony that both a victim and a suspected perpetrator of this heinous crime attended our college is not lost on us," O'Donnell wrote. "It is a stark reminder that both good and evil are part of our everyday lives, everywhere."

Tsarnaev was enrolled in two evening courses during the spring 2008 semester, but withdrew from his classes three weeks later, the email said.

Campbell enrolled at MassBay in 2001 and graduated in 2005 with an associates degree in business administration, school officials said earlier this week.

O'Donnell said in his email that the school will hold a vigil for the marathon victims on Monday at the Wellesley campus at 2:30 p.m., and on Tuesday at the Framingham campus at 2:30 p.m.

"In the coming days, weeks, and months, we continue to mourn the loss of one of our graduates, marvel at the courage and expertise of our first responders and law enforcement agents, and pray for the healing of all the victims of this tragedy and their families," he wrote.

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