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$1,000 reward offered for Lincoln University graffiti case

02/20/2015 03:34PM ● By Steven Hoffman

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan and the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry have offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individual or individuals who spray-painted a racial slur at the entrance to Lincoln University.

On Feb. 19, university security officials discovered that somebody had spray-painted a racial slur on a sign at the entrance to the school.

Chamber President Guy Ciarrocchi stated, “This vandalism is not only shocking, it is offensive. It is even worse when the targets are students. These students are here to grow and contribute to society. They deserve much better. We stand with not only with the District Attorney’s Office, but with the vast majority of Chester County residents and business owners who want Lincoln’s students to feel welcome.”

District Attorney Tom Hogan stated, “Racism and ignorance go hand-in-hand, and neither will be tolerated in Chester County. Whether the university is Villanova, Penn State, or Lincoln, such behavior is unacceptable in a civilized society. It is a crying shame that a university named after Abraham Lincoln has been subjected to this type of disrespect.”

Anybody with information is requested to call Chester County Detective Edward Nolan at 610-344-6866.