In what can only be called an act of war, a group of high school students threw a water balloon at Jack the Bulldog yesterday.
As a member of the Jack Crew walked Georgetown’s mascot into the courtyard area of the Southwest Quad, the students called out from a fifth-floor window in Kennedy Hall.
“They were just calling him over to harass the dog,” Steck said.
Once Jack and his handler approached, the teens lobbed a water balloon in the dog’s general direction. Although the balloon missed, it “freaked [Jack] out.”
The Department of Public Safety canvassed Kennedy Hall, but the dispatched officer failed to find the guilty parties. (Or as Steck wrote yesterday, “Called DPS. Hunted for the kids. No luck. Evil lurks.”)
The students most likely attend one of the University’s many high school summer programs.
“Because they had the water balloon beforehand, they weren’t necessarily going after Jack,” Steck said. “They were looking for victims and we can’t tolerate that.”
In the past, people rarely harassed Jack, who lives in New South with Steck.
“Two or three times, students have offered Jack something to drink and it was alcohol,” he said. “But, no one’s intentionally done anything like this before.”