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Hamline vandalized by graffiti

Vandalism was discovered Wednesday morning on the campus of Hamline University in St. Paul.

The graffiti, which was found mainly Admissions House and the Theta Chi fraternity house, included spray-painted homophobic slurs and sexually graphic images, said the Star Tribune.

Although most of the graffiti has been cleaned up, the vandalism came at the end of Hamline's Rainbow Week, which celebrates the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, said the Pioneer Press.

President Linda Hanson notified the students, faculty and other associate with school in a letter that assured school officials and police would "pursue every avenue to discover the perpetrators of this vandalism."

In addition to the two buildings, shrubbery, trees and sidewalks on campus were also vandalized.

Kale Anderson, 20, a junior who lives in the Theta Chi fraternity, told the Star Tribune he believes the vandalism was not brought on by intolerance but because of "childishness."

"It must have been drunk people," he said, "or just people screwing around."