Posted: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 6:00 pm | Updated: 6:04 pm, Wed Sep 6, 2017.

By Talon Staff

On Monday morning, neo-Nazi style posters were discovered on the Northwest University campus. The posters were attached to the outside of several buildings including Rice Hall, HSC and the Hurst Library.

Campus security removed the posters and the Kirkland Police Department has been contacted to assist in the investigation.

President Joseph Castleberry issued an email to all students, faculty and staff detailing the incident and stated the university’s stance on the event.

“We unequivocally condemn and repudiate this behavior.  The messages expressed and inferred by these posters directly contradict Northwest University’s mission and vision and the faith that guides us.  We will thoroughly investigate this incident, and I will keep you updated on what we find out,” Castleberry said.

Campus Pastor, Christian Dawson, also issued an email to inform students that the chapel would be open for the rest of the day for those who would like to talk or pray about the morning’s event.

“I personally understand the fear, confusion, sadness, and anger that many of us are feeling right now. We need each other,” Dawson said. “The chapel is open for the rest of today for anyone who would like to pray, be heard, or process. Our Student Development and Campus Ministries teams will be taking shifts there for whatever you may need.”

If anyone has any information that might help the university identify the person(s) responsible, contact Director of Campus Security, Mark Lewis at mark.lewis@northwestu.edu.

The Talon will provide a follow-up story when more information is available.