Officials investigate after ‘racist and threatening’ graffiti found in Armstrong State bathroom

Armstrong State University police are investigating after graffiti containing “racist and threatening language” was discovered in a campus restroom on Tuesday. 


University Police have actively been investigating the incident since it was reported yesterday, Armstrong Public Relations Manager Melanie Simón said in a press release. 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was also contacted about the incident and is assisting, Simón said. University Police and the GBI continue to investigate the incident, but do not feel there is an immediate threat at this time. 

“A full police investigation is currently underway,” University President Jennifer Frum said. “We will use all of our resources and any additional resources needed to find the person or persons responsible for this act. While this appears to be an isolated incident, we are taking it very seriously. We will not tolerate language that threatens any members of the Armstrong community. This incident does not reflect our values as an institution. I assure you that we are making decisions that put the safety of our students, faculty and staff first.” 

University Police will increase campus patrols during the investigation. Investigators are interviewing people about the case. 

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the University Police Department at 912-344-3333.