Maintenance superintendent requests everyone immediately report vandalism.
By Neven Jones
A hole was cut between stalls in a men’s restroom in Room 148 of Chance Academic Center. The Ranger first noticed it Feb. 3.
Known by the slang term “glory hole,” the hole was cut in a partition of adjoining toilet stalls to enable sexual acts.
According to the housekeeping log, the bathroom was regularly cleaned this month by maintenance yet the hole was not reported or repaired until The Ranger notified facilities Superintendent David Ortega Monday.
Ortega was out last week and could not be reached until Monday.
The hole was cut with a drill and a hole saw, Ortega said. After examining the hole, Ortega informed The Ranger it was an existing hole and a metal plate covering the hole had been removed.
Ortega could not tell if the hole was “active,” but there were no signs it was used recently, he said.
Maintenance was able to cover the hole and remove the explicit pencil drawing with wet paper towels he said. A sexually explicit message was also removed from the restroom door.
It is costly for this college to repair the holes because a panel costs about $200, Ortega said.
GCA, the company also contracted to clean the nursing complex and Nail Technical Center, cleans Chance, he said.
After The Ranger spoke with Ortega, he told CGA to immediately report any vandalism, he said.
As soon as facilities learn about the holes, they are sealed, he said.
“If we don’t know about it, we can’t fix it,” Ortega said.
The Ranger previously reported on “glory holes” in 2006, which were found in men’s restrooms on the sixth floor of Moody, McCreless Hall and the chemistry and geology building.
Students and faculty are urged to report any type of vandalism at this college to facilities. Call 210-486-1235.