The University of Michigan Flint is searching for a person of interest in connection to unauthorized material posted on campus.

The university was alerted to the material, that promoted hate and racism, Friday morning.

"Content that promotes racism, hate or violence profoundly contradicts what the University of Michigan-Flint stands for. Fundamentally, as an environment of higher education, we must encourage a respectful exchange of ideas which creates a strong foundation for learning," the university said.

The material has since been removed since posting unauthorized material is not allowed on campus property.

"While we revere free speech and diversity of thought throughout our campus community, we reject any acts of intimidation toward individuals of any kind," the university said. "Racism, hate and the promotion of violence has no place in our community and our institution will remain committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming campus environment for all."

The person of interest is wanted for questioning in a malicious destruction of property investigation.

Campus police believes the person may have been involved in posting the authorized material around campus.

If you witnessed the person attaching posters to campus property on Jan. 17 between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. you are asked to contact campus police at 810-762-3333.

"Anger and horror. Just to think about that happening in Flint. There's so much already going on. We don't need that," said Vanessa Salisbury, student.

She was walking on campus when she saw the posters from the white supremacist group Patriot Front.

"It was a shock. It's just that our school stands for diversity and unity. And that does not belong on our campus, in our city or in our country," Salisbury said.

Her father Alan Salisbury agrees. He said he thinks the posters were for a specific purpose.

"I said those are recruitment posters. Doesn't really matter what political party you are. It's not right no matter what," he said.

His daughter said the person who put the posters there represents a losing philosophy.

"I think they're just not going to have any luck if that's their goal. We're not a campus that has anything to do with that and we don't want it," she said.

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