Students and faculty at Youngstown State University discovered on Monday a ISIS supporting message painted on a rock on campus, says New York Daily News.
People that found the large rock painted overnight were scandalized by the messages supporting ISIS. Images were posted online and revealed phrases such as “YSU supports ISIS,” “France deserves destruction,” “Jihad over God” and “We are coming”, confirms the same source.
The campus has no background related to similar events
“YSU Police are investigating messages found on the rock on campus. No threats have been validated; no credible threat to campus at this time,”, tweeted the Youngstown State University that day. The rock, located near the school’s Kilcawley Center, has been used by generations of students from the Youngstown State University to promote clubs and events, by painting ads on the rock.
The university’s employees lost no time and immediately painted the rock white on the same day, according to NY Daily News. Students planned to gather at 2:30 p.m. Monday to repaint it with the American flag, in a patriotic gesture, says the same source.
The footage taken by security cameras should reveal who was behind this
“I can tell you we won’t be lenient,” Shannon Tirone, the associate vice president for university relations, told the newspaper. After the Paris incident, a message supporting the victims of the terrorist attack was painted on the rock. Wanting to know what happened, Youngstown State University is reviewing security footage following the replacement of the message for the victims in Paris with one in support for ISIS.
This is not the first time in the past month when a threatening message appears on a college in U.S, and people are trying to find someone guilty. Scared and desperate for an answer, most of them are blaming the Muslim population.