Student Affairs Completes Investigation

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- The University of North Carolina’s Office of Student Affairs has completed its investigation into the off-campus incident that occurred at the Aloft Hotel on Aug. 4, the school announced on Thursday.

InsideCarolina.com reported last month the incident in question – which began with an attempted prank during training camp - resulted in the injury of walk-on wide receiver Jackson Boyer and the one-game suspension of defensive backs M.J. Stewart, Brian Walker, Desmond Lawrence and Donnie Miles.

The school release states the “reports of that incident were taken very seriously, and a thorough review was immediately initiated.”

The Office of Student Affairs conducted the investigation due to the involvement of students. The completion of the investigation confirms, according to sources, that Boyer recently provided his testimony to the Office of Student Affairs.

Boyer had not talked with Student Affairs regarding the incident prior to UNC’s season opener, according to a source.

The release states the “process also involved administrative notification to the University’s Department of Public Safety to ensure compliance with the federal Clery Act and proceeded – in a timely fashion – with the full cooperation of all departments involved.”

The report to Public Safety, which lists an allegation of aggravated assault, was filed on Aug. 8. The victim’s injury was listed as “minor” on the incident report. No charges have been filed with the Chapel Hill Police Department.

On Wednesday, the Dean of Students and the Office of Student Conducted delivered the investigation’s findings to the Student Attorney General, who will determine whether or not to file disciplinary charges.

If charges are filed, an Honor System hearing will occur. Honor Court members will then hear the alleged violations and then determine a verdict and any corresponding sanctions.


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