PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Lincoln University says a racial slur was discovered spray-painted on one of its signs.
The University says Public Safety officers discovered the vandalism around 1:50 a.m. on Thursday and “immediately began efforts to correct the damage.”READ MORE: Open For Business: Spike's Trophies Focusing On Wins After Dealing With Major Losses During Pandemic
As of noon, the word had been removed from the sign, and the Acting President of the university released a statement that reads, in part:READ MORE: Philadelphia Agrees To Equip All Officers With Tasers Year After Police Killing Of Walter Wallace Jr.
“I have asked Public Safety to use every effort to identify the perpetrators and to put measures in place to minimize the opportunities for such displays of ignorance and hatred.”MORE NEWS: Man Killed, Philadelphia Police Officer Shot During 'Attack' In Overbrook, Police Say
Lincoln University was founded in 1854 and was the country’s first historically black university.