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The PeeDee the Pirate statue at East Carolina University, which is located on main campus, prior to its vandalism.


Tulane University and PeeDee the Pirate both faced the aftermath of East Carolina University’s Homecoming Week as the PeeDee statue was vandalized around midnight on Oct. 3 and removed from campus. 

Between the hours of midnight and 3 a.m. on Oct. 3, a video depicted an unknown individual attacking and jumping on the PeeDee the Pirate statue that is located on ECU’s main campus, across from Cotten Residence Hall. As of 3 p.m. on Oct. 3, the statue was removed from campus. 

A video surfaced of the PeeDee the Pirate statue at East Carolina University being vandalized around midnight on Oct. 3.

As of time of publication, Associate Vice Chancellor of Environmental Health and Campus Safety Bill Koch has been contacted for a statement but has yet to respond. 

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East Carolina University students began to share the aftermath of the PeeDee the Pirate statue throughout social media and shared their thoughts on its destruction.

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