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Parking Sign Defaced With Anti-Gay Slur

Updated Sept. 20 at 5:59 p.m.

Letters on a parking sign in the Mod Lot were rearranged Saturday night to spell out a derogatory anti-gay slur. The sign, which normally identifies which sections are available for parking, partially read “NO FAGS.”

Arthur Bailin, MCAS ’17, saw the sign at around 8 p.m. and immediately reported it to BCPD. Bailin filed a report with the police and officers were sent to retrieve the sign, he said. John King, the chief of the Boston College Police Department, said Monday morning that the case remains open and that there are no suspects or leads at this time.

The Women’s Center released a statement on Tuesday evening, which said that the Center will serve as an open space to help students process the incident.

Dean of Students Thomas Mogan also encourages students to speak with BCPD if they have any additional information.

“As the Dean of Students, I would like to make it clear that Boston College does not tolerate acts of hate, bias and prejudice on our campus such as this,” Mogan said. “We are working to identify the perpetrators of this incident and, if identified and found responsible, they will be held accountable through our conduct process.”

Featured Image by Arthur Bailin / Heights Senior Staff

September 18, 2016

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