The students named by Connolly were identified by security video camera footage, according to YAF.
Del Campo reportedly wants the alleged culprits to face the judicial process of the university. However, it’s unclear who – if anyone — at the nation’s largest Catholic university will try the alleged vandals for their actions.
Cynthia Lawson, vice president for public relations at DePaul, told TheDC that “The investigation is complete and the judicial process has commenced.”
The smattering of comments below YAF’s depiction of the investigation were largely concerned with the ethics of publishing the names of the students who allegedly admitted to wrecking the pro-life display.
“Whoever published this should be ashamed of themselves,” charged a commenter named Killian. “Congradulations [sic] on your beat down on these girls over and over and over again. That’s gonna solve a lot. Nobody was there to protect your display and talk your opinions/views out. Instead you chose to leave your display there and let it do the talking. People who hold the opposite view of things (which I’m sure there are a few of in a university such as de Paul [sic]) are obviously going to react negatively.”
Commenter Ali G. suggested that “publishing the internal records of a university so publicly like this is in direct violation of FERPA, and infringes on student’s [sic] right to privacy.”
FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, a federal statute that protects the privacy of education records. The law specifically exempts the records of law enforcement units at colleges and universities.