Campus security patrols discovered a suspicious note outside of the university#s Veterinary Teaching Hospital late Sunday evening addressed to “animal killers.”
The note, found at about 11:30 p.m., was taped to the intercom outside the southwest corner of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital near where human MRI patients enter and exit. The note read (sic):
Dear Animal Killers…
You Have delayed detection, enabled Unlocked doors No tower lockdowns and Lots of info in Network and Harddrive which we Now can prove our case.. No more experiments. No more Killing, No More Dogs!! Leave the Dogs alone!!! Harmon Lies to the papers and students who are about to expose this university for its cruel tactics that it’s own people are trying to expose the rest of your Lies will be exposed in the media!
“It’s very puzzling why someone would leave such a note taped to a building dedicated to serving animals in need,” said Dean Warwick Bayly. “The content is baseless, but obviously the note was placed to be found and was intended to intimidate us at the very least.”
The reference to the name “Harmon” is believed to be a reference to Dr. Harmon Rogers, hospital director for the WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Rogers is involved strictly with the hospital’s business and personnel functions as is any hospital administrator, human or animal. He neither teaches courses involving animals, nor is he involved with animal or tissue research.
The matter is under investigation by the WSU police and university officials. Anyone having any information regarding this incident or who may possibly have left this note, should contact WSU Police directly by calling 335-8548 or notify one of the college’s administrators.
Gang type graffiti was also found spray painted on the south wall of McCoy Hall. The vandalism was reported by a student Monday afternoon and does not appear to be related to the note found at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.