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Penn State Landmarks Targeted By String Of Vandalisms

Penn State campus landmarks, including the Lion Shrine, Old Main, and the Hintz Family Alumni Center, were the targets of a vandalism attack that was uncovered Sunday morning.

University police established a perimeter around the Lion Shrine, which was blemished by a red substance akin to blood.

Penn State said in a statement that the area will be fenced off and not available for commencement photos as police conduct an investigation.

Old Main was also graffitied. Big red letters that read “TIME IS UP” covered the main door and blue words that read “DEATH BY COP,” “DEATH BY HAZING,” “DEATH BY SUICIDE,” and “DEATH BY PSU CULTURE” covered other entrances to the building.

Photo courtesy of David Abruzzese

The Hintz Family Alumni Center was seemingly the final target of these attacks. An entrance was covered in red letters that said “FTG” and a note was also written that read “Should have listened when you had the chance.” The note was signed by “ADG.”

“These are profoundly disturbing acts, at a time when many families are taking photos and celebrating the educational accomplishments of their graduates,” the university added.

Other campus landmarks like the Berkey Creamery, the “We Are” Statue, and Beaver Stadium did not have any visible graffiti as of 9:45 a.m. on Sunday.

Penn State Police did not have any additional information or a comment available. Anyone with more information is encouraged to contact University Police at 814-863-1111 or submit an online tip here.

We’ll update this post as more information becomes available.

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