Charge dropped against UNC student who spoke out

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 10:14 PM

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp has told a student facing expulsion because she spoke publicly about her rape case that the charge against her has been dropped.
 
Thorp sent a letter to Landen Gambill dated Thursday. He told the student that concerns were raised over the constitutionality of a section of the honor code which led to the charges against her.
 
Thorp said Vice Chancellor Winston Crisp recommended that no student should be charged under that section until a university committee can review it.
 
Gambill was accused of violating the school's honor code by speaking out about her rape allegations. The student-run honor court said she created an intimidating environment for the man she accused of raping her. A university hearings board cleared the man of sexual assault charges.

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