The Nenetta Burton Carter Building was vandalized on Friday, Sept. 25.
Blake Bumbard, security director, said room 104, a computer lab, was vandalized sometime between 11:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., but security was not dispatched until 12:25 p.m.
“The vandalism included breaking the glass vase and pouring the contents, as well as a liquid, on the floor and a computer keyboard,” Bumbard said.
Less than $5 was stolen from the desk right outside of the room, Bumbard said. No one was seen or heard leaving the room, and no one has been identified.
Kristina Herd, a senior psychology major and President of the Psi Chi club, was surprised by the vandalism.
“I think it was possibly related to some other things on campus,” Herd said. “It was pretty random to attack just one computer and keyboard instead of the whole room.”
Heard, who had left her purse and most of her belongings at her desk where the money was stolen, was very happy to find that the vandal didn’t take her purse.
“This incident had to be someone trying to make a statement and someone who had knowledge of the room,” Herd said. “Who would take less than $5 and leave my purse sitting right there?”
Marilyn Pugh, associate professor of psychology, said she did not hear or see anything while she was in the building.
“The building might have been targeted, or it could have been a disgruntled student or opportunist,” she said. “Whoever it was didn’t make much sound, but people probably wouldn’t have been able to hear it anyway with lab door closed.
Pugh said the psychology department is locking doors and working to be more cautious.
“This act was more annoying than anything,” she said.