LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Somebody trashed and vandalized 5 rooms inside Ivy Tech’s campus, based on Lafayette police.
Campus safety discovered a room partially barricaded from the within about 9 a.m. Monday, based on police who have been summoned to the group faculty’s campus within the 3100 block of South Creasy Lane. When safety bought the door opened, they discovered the vandals had tossed tables, chairs and computer systems throughout the room.
Safety checked the rest of the campus and located 4 different rooms broken and vandalized, police mentioned.
A Ivy Tech mother or father knowledgeable the Journal & Courier in regards to the harm and alleged bodily fluids have been deliberately left within the broken classroom.
Police declined to remark in regards to the specifics of the investigation.
The mother or father indicated that somebody from Ivy Tech knowledgeable the scholars in regards to the harm, informed the scholars the surveillance cameras have been pretend and requested the scholars to remain quiet in regards to the vandalism.
Mary Jane Michalak, Ivy Tech vice chairman for public affairs, disputed among the mother or father’s claims.
There are greater than 100 working surveillance cameras on campus and so they have footage that’s being reviewed and might be shared with police, Michalak mentioned.
The mother or father wrote, “They now informed the scholars they’re to maintain fully quiet about it. That is my youngsters (sic) security that’s involved. There may be somebody creepy on the Ivy Tech campus and the varsity now desires to maintain this underneath wraps.”
“Our high precedence is the protection of our college students and school,” Michalak mentioned, indicating they consider the vandalism occurred in a single day and was found Monday morning.
There was nothing within the vandalism to point a menace, which is why there was no fast communication with college students in regards to the vandalism, Michalak mentioned.
“The school coverage is when there’s an imminent menace that we attain out to them through Ivy Tech electronic mail and textual content messages,” Michalak mentioned, explaining threats is perhaps climate associated or security associated. “We’ve a system known as Ivy Alert.
“If there’s imminent hazard, we’re speaking to allow them to know,” Michalak mentioned.
As for the weekend vandalism, Michalak mentioned, “Clearly we’re very involved and disenchanted and searching into what occurred.”
She mentioned the native faculty officers are working with police within the investigation, she mentioned.
The vandalism didn’t drive the cancelation of any lessons, Michalak mentioned.
Michalak is checking into the allegations made by the mother or father who overheard a Zoom name with somebody from Ivy Tech, and he or she doesn’t consider college students have been informed to remain quiet in regards to the vandalism.
Police proceed to analyze and didn’t launch specifics about what was discovered contained in the broken rooms as a way to shield the case.
Anybody with details about this vandalism ought to name police at 765-807-1200 or go away nameless info on the We Tip Hotline at 800-782-7463.
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