Flyers targeting UT professor embroiled in abuse case found on campus


Three days after officials at the University of Texas found graffiti targeting a professor who pleaded guilty in a domestic abuse case, several threatening flyers featuring the Richard Morrisett’s phone number and address were posted around campus.

The flyers urged people to call Morrisett and tell him to “get the hell off our campus now.”

An American-Statesman investigation in January revealed that Morrisett pleaded guilty to a felony charge of choking his girlfriend in 2016. He wasn’t punished by the university, though officials concluded that he did not report the charge to them, which is required by policy.

The flyers show a professional photo of Morrisett, and a mug shot under the headline “Domestic Abuser Stalker Threat To Students.”

Earlier this week vandals sprayed messages in red paint reading, “Careful! UT Keeps Abusers on Staff!” and “Watch your back Richard.”

The photos were posted to a student-run Facebook group called the Revolutionary Student Front.

UT spokeswoman Cindy Posey said it is unclear whether those responsible for the flyers could face any charges, but whoever tagged the campus with graffiti could be charged with a state jail felony if caught.


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