Academic building and St. Ignatius statue vandalized with spray paint and unidentifiable substance
Loyola staff and students woke up today to protest messages spray painted on an academic building and traces of vandalism left on the St. Ignatius statue.
The messages “Loyola supports abusers”, “stop educating abusers”, “you support predators”, and “justice will be served” were spray painted in red on the concrete steps near St. Charles Avenue outside of the Communications/Music Complex.
A sticky, blue, rubbery substance was left on the crotch area of the Peace Quad’s St. Ignatius Statue when reporters and photographers from The Maroon arrived at the scene. The substance appeared to have been partially scraped off.
While LUPD confirmed that officers are looking into the vandalism, officers weren’t immediately available for comment. Loyola’s Associate Director of Public Affairs Patricia Murrett was also not available for comment.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is released.