“The motive behind the vandalization is unclear.”
It’s probably not a coincidence that this happened on graduation weekend.
Campus Reform reports:
Anti-cop vandalism strikes campus during graduation weekend
Pennsylvania State University Police Department (PSUPD) has been investigating a string of vandalism attacks that targeted campus landmarks over graduation weekend.
The purported vandal struck the Nittany Lion Shrine, Hintz Family Alumni Center, and Old Main building with red paint on May 8, reports WTAJ.
“Death by Cop” was reported to have been sprayed on the Old Main doors along with the phrases “Death by Hazing” and “Death by PSU Culture.”
“FTG,” an acronym for “For the Glory,” was written on the Alumni building. The vandal reportedly broke off the ear of the Nittany Lion, which is the second-most photographed monument in the state, and doused it with paint to resemble blood.
The motive behind the vandalization is unclear.
Penn State released a statement condemning the act, and referred to the defacement as “profoundly disturbing acts, at a time when many families are taking photos and celebrating the educational accomplishments of their graduates.”
PSUPD deferred to the university for comment.
Senior Director of Strategic Communications Lisa Powers told Campus Reform that the university could not discuss security measures.
Campus Reform has reported on acts of vandalism that have destroyed property at other universities across the country.
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