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: Triple Shooting At Penn's Landing Leaves 3 Teenagers Injured: Philadelphia Police
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 Weather: Heat Advisory In Effect Until Sunday Evening As Temperatures Hit Record Highs
“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: Betts Falls Triple Shy Of Cycle, Leads Dodgers Past Phillies
Lincoln University was founded in 1854 and was the country’s first historically black university.