The Grand Rapids Community College campus sustained minor damage during Saturday night’s riots that resulted in looting, burned cars and extensive damage to dozens of downtown businesses.
While the most extensive damage occurred a few blocks from campus, damage to windows in the Student Center, Cook Hall, and Spectrum Theater occurred; graffiti was sprayed on a “couple of structures and sidewalks;” arms on the parking ramp at College Park Plaza were damaged and removed, GRCC President Bill Pink confirmed.
“According to our facilities people, it almost looked like drive-by kind of things,” Pink said, noting he believed it to be a “quick hit and leave”-type situation and there was no access into the buildings.
When the president was on campus Sunday afternoon assessing the damage, he said that campus facility workers were covering the damaged windows with the intention of repairing them on Monday.
Campus police have been closely monitoring the situation and increased their presence on campus.