LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. (AP) — A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest after racist graffiti was discovered at a historically black university outside Philadelphia.
A local prosecutor and chamber of commerce offered the reward Friday, a day after the vandalism was discovered on a sign at Lincoln University.READ MORE: 5 People Shot Near Temple University, Philadelphia Police Say
Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan says it’s a shame the university named after Abraham Lincoln has been subjected to disrespect. He says racism and ignorance won’t be tolerated in the county.
Chamber president Guy Ciarrocchi says the shocking, offense graffiti is made even worse because it targets students.READ MORE: Zack Wheeler K's 9 In 7 Shutout Innings, Phillies Top Padres 3-0
Lincoln says it’s taking steps to minimize opportunities for defacing property on its campus about 45 miles west of Philadelphia.
Lincoln has about 2,500 students. Its alumni include Thurgood Marshall and Langston Hughes.MORE NEWS: Republican Nomination For Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Race Uncertain As Thousands Of Mail-In Votes Still Being Counted
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