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Vandalized Jayhawk sculpture expected to be repaired, returned to Kansas Union before graduation

April 11, 2011

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The Classic Jayhawk sculpture sits outside the KU Public Safety office Saturday morning after an attempt was made to steal it. The sculpture was taken inside the building for safe keeping.

The Classic Jayhawk sculpture sits outside the KU Public Safety office Saturday morning after an attempt was made to steal it. The sculpture was taken inside the building for safe keeping.

The Classic Jayhawk sculpture, which has become a fixture outside the Kansas Union, is getting some needed repairs after it was knocked off its perch early Saturday morning.

The popular sculpture is expected to be back in its place in time for KU graduates to take photos with it on commencement weekend, KU spokeswoman Jill Jess said Monday.

KU Public Safety officers took the Jayhawk into custody before 2 a.m. Saturday. Officers were called to the Union after two women dressed in black were seen near the sculpture.

Police said the two suspects told officers they were taking a picture with the Jayhawk when they climbed on it and that it fell over. While interviewing the two suspects, officers also received reports that three men were attempting to walk away with the sculpture, but officers recovered the Jayhawk and took it to the public safety office.

KU’s campuswide commencement ceremony is May 22.

Comments

Betty Bartholomew 3 years ago

Isn't this the second time in about a year people have messed with the Jayhawk and caused damage? Maybe they should put a big bulletproof-glass case around it.

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worden747 3 years ago

Read article 4 times and found no typos, what are you talking about?

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