HSU students to blame for phony tickets

Published 04/08 2014 06:36PM

Updated 04/08 2014 06:57PM

There were strong words written today from Hardin-Simmons President, Dr. Lanny Hall.

Dr. hall called the actions of the five individuals who placed phony parking tickets with racially explicit and sexually explicit messages, "shameful."

Hardin-Simmons confirmed in a statement today that after further investigations, they discovered the five men, who placed the phony tickets, are all currently students at HSU.

In a press conference,  ACU University Police Chief, Jimmy Ellison said that although they are with holding the identities of the men, they could face some serious criminal charges.

"ACU would have no administrative power or sanctions over these individuals but we will be pursuing any applicable criminal charges," Chief Ellison said.
The five men are being accused of placing 14 tickets with racial and sexual slurs on cars of students at ACU.

Chief Ellison said all the individuals are white males, and he does not believe any one else involved is African American or Minority.

The chief also added that thirteen of the tickets were random acts, one of the tickets was targeted at a specific student.

"Because these crimes were committed against individuals, the individual has the decision whether or not to file criminal charges or not," he said.

The names of the five men are not being released pending further investigation, the chief said this is their top case and will continue to work on it.

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