BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans sent a message to area college and university students Thursday asking that any demonstrations that arise from the grand jury’s decision on a Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot dead an unarmed black teen be responsible and peaceful.

A grand jury is expected to decide in coming days whether the officer, Darren Wilson, will face criminal charges for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown in August.

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“We are asking students to be mindful that there may be outside agitators trying to provoke and instigate otherwise peaceful protests,” Evans wrote on the department’s Facebook page.

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“I ask that if public demonstrations occur as a result of the decision they are done with respect to our neighbors and businesses, responsibly and peacefully.”

Should students decide to demonstrate, Evans urged they to “do so in a way that would make your school, your family, and your city proud.”

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