William & Mary mascot The Griffin had been without his head since late May, but the school will no longer have to deal with a decapitated leader, as campus police found the eagle head on top of a statue of Thomas Jefferson.
The Griffin is based on a mythological creature with the head of an eagle and body of a lion, and was introduced as the school's mascot in 2010 a few years after the school chose to do away with their previous native american imagery of two tribal feathers.
The university said that they would decline to press criminal charges against the culprits if the mask was returned, and told the schools newspaper that it was in good condition and would be ready for the Griffin's next public appearance.
Surely, this is exactly the type of high jinks Jefferson got into when he was a young student at William & Mary. [LostLettermen]