University police are searching for who is responsible for vandalizing the Penn State Veterans Plaza over the weekend.
The monument, which was dedicated Sept. 14 and was a gift from the Penn State Class of 2011, is a white wall that honors the university’s veterans and is situated on the east side of Old Main.
Long rubber tire track marks spanned many of the wall’s sections. The vandalism was reported to police by the Office of Physical Plant on Monday morning.
Police said they are considering it an act of vandalism.
“We are appalled and deeply disappointed by this act of vandalism at a monument to our nation’s bravest,” said Police Chief Tyrone Parham.
“We ask that members of the community who may have information about this crime please contact university police.”
Several students, including those representing campus veterans organizations, cleaned the wall with scrub brushes, removing the tire marks. Some tire marks remain.
Police are asking that those with information about the incident to contact them at 863-1111 or report it anonymously online at www.police.psu.edu/witness.