School drops case of student who bloodied Silent Sam statue
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill hearings panel has dismissed an honor court case against a graduate student who colored a Confederate statue on campus with ink and blood.
The News and Observer reports a letter sent to student Maya Little said the panel voted to dismiss the case Thursday. It says the panel ruled her rights were violated during a previous hearing.
Little has said she coated the statue, known as Silent Sam, in red ink and her blood in April to visibly convey the statue’s representation of violence against blacks. Protesters later tore down the statue.
In a separate case, Little was charged in December with inciting a riot and assaulting an officer at a rally protesting the school’s intention to build a $5.3 million center to house the statue.