Statement on Stolen Signage Investigation
A standard letter template used by the Student Conduct Office (SCO) to contact the President of the Students for Trump at TAMU (@sft_tamu) to ask for a meeting for information about signs stolen from them failed to state that neither the student leader nor the student organization - the victims - were under investigation. There was no issue with the signs being posted, only with the inappropriate removal by others.
According to a University Police Department (UPD) report received by the Student Conduct Office, Students for Trump at TAMU was the victim of having signs removed before the election. When UPD recovered the signs, the report stated that the organization chose not to press charges. The Student Conduct Office investigated possible student code of conduct violations by those alleged to have stolen the signs, NOT those who were victims.
The Student Conduct Office was in direct contact on Friday, Dec 4, with the student leader to sincerely apologize. Templates will be updated to avoid any future mistake in this regard.
Student Conduct Office
Texas A&M University