Following this weekend’s incidents of vandalism on campus, the campus has been hit once again. As students went to breakfast this morning, they were struck with shock upon entering Pearsons Hall.
Some time between dinner time on Oct. 16 and breakfast time on Oct. 17, the entire span of sidewalk in front of the dining hall was spray-painted to read “#F[***] TRUMP BLACK LIVES MATTER.”
Between Oct. 14- Oct. 17, there have been at least three different incidents of vandalism on campus – each with black spray paint.
While the defacing of the Covenant Stone is probably the most disrespectful to the college, this incident of both using profanity and painting on such a large scale is quite a shock to the college.
[UPDATE] Vice President of Maryville College and Dean of Students Vandy Kemp has sent a memo to the faculty, staff and students at MC in response to the incidents of the past several days.
“This sort of behavior is rare and cannot be tolerated. For that reason, a $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the apprehension of the vandal,” said Kemp.
Kemp is very careful to state that assumptions should not be made about the vandal based on the content of the vandalism.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact Jack Piepenbring at [email protected].
Updates will be posted as the Highland Echo learns more of this incident.