Texas State University police have issued criminal trespass warnings to five men suspected of posting dozens of unauthorized flyers and banners across university grounds on Sunday.
“The men, none of whom are enrolled at Texas State, were detained at the San Jacinto Parking Garage, where they had assembled after several of the handbills had been posted near the Music Building and in an area along the Quad,” police said in a Facebook post on Monday.
Authorities said the men were carrying flyers on Sunday when police questioned them. The men admitted to posting them around the campus, police said.
Police did not address the content of the flyers the men were carrying.
The university first began seeing a surge in racist flyers and banners posted throughout its campus in San Marcos shortly after the presidential election in November 2016.
“Look around white man. Is this the country your ancestors died for? Is this the country that you want your children to grow up in,” one flyer found in January read. “Globalist traitors are destroying your race and heritage through open borders, affirmative action, and Marxist ‘political correctness’. This is only the beginning. Take a stand!”]
More recently, large banners have been draped on buildings or bridges.
Since the posters began popping up, university police increased foot patrols but have been unable to nail down those responsible.
“The warnings allow UPD officers to issue criminal trespass citations to the individuals if they return to campus,” police said. “Texas State is a safe environment, and UPD’s increased foot patrols make our campus even safer.”