It will require 24/7 security. Update to this story.
Via The College Fix:
A toppled monument to the Confederate soldiers who lost their lives in the Civil War will be reinstalled on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, according to a member of the UNC Board of Governors.
The declaration comes several days after a shrieking mob tore it down from its pedestal and vandalized it.
Board of Governors member Thom Goolsby said that the monument will be reinstated as required by state law, according to the news station WAVY.
“Criminals who destroyed state property at UNC and police who did nothing will be held accountable,” Goolsby said, adding that the university “will not allow anarchy to reign on our campuses.”
The statue is currently “in a safe and secure location,” according to a campus spokesman. The monument will go back up within three months, Goolsby said.
But UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt is mum about the statue’s fate, according to the Daily Tar Heel student newspaper, which reports that at a Thursday news conference “Folt would not answer questions about the monument’s current location or plans for whether or not they bring it back to campus.”
The criminal toppling of the statue is currently under investigation by university authorities.