Marathon Bomb Suspect’s College Forms Task Force

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The college where Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev attended has formed a public safety task force in the wake of the April 15 attack.

University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth officials will review emergency planning and academic and financial policies related to maintaining “student in good standing” status.

Montana State University President Waded Cruzado will lead the task force, which also will examine policies for recruiting and supporting international students.

Chancellor Divina Grossman says school officials need to know “what we did well and where we can improve.”

Classmates said Tsarnaev was on campus after the bombings that killed three people and injured more than 260.

Three friends he knew from UMass Dartmouth also face charges for either lying to investigators or conspiring to get rid of or cover up objects belonging to the 19-year-old.

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