Chancellor Holden Thorp sent an email to faculty and students saying the alleged aggravated assault reported on April 5th was false and the University will not report it as a hate crime.
Quinn Matney reported to campus police he was attacked during the early morning hours of April 4th. He says he was walking on foot when he was attacked and burned on his wrist because he's gay.
Randy Young, spokesman for UNC's Department of Public Safety, said Matney will likely be charged, but he is still a student at the university. Young said police determined the report was false through interviews with Matney and "normal methods of investigation."