Penn State Police are investigating two incidents of graffiti on campus that displayed “racially motivated” messages, according to a Penn State Live press release issued Wednesday.
The two incidents of graffiti, which are both considered criminal mischief incidents, occurred in Brumbaugh Hall and Shunk Hall, police said.
The message in Brumbaugh Hall was spray-painted in a stairwell sometime between 8 a.m. and 4:28 p.m. Monday, police said. The graffiti in Shunk Hall was a message written with marker on a bulletin board sometime between 8 p.m. Monday and 12:14 a.m. Tuesday, police said.
Police could not confirm what the graffiti images were, or that they were “racially motivated” on Tuesday when the incidents were reported.
There are two stairwells in Brumbaugh Hall and neither of the stairwells appeared to have the spray-painted graffiti in them by about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Penn State Police could not be reached by press time Wednesday for further comment on what the graffiti displayed.