RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill now faces a third federal investigation related to sexual assault complaints, this one from a student who says the school retaliated against her for filing an earlier claim.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reported (http://bit.ly/12iRCJz) that the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will look into whether the university retaliated against Landen Gambill.
Gambill and three other women filed a federal discrimination complaint against UNC-CH for its handling of sexual assault cases.
The government is investigating that complaint and one about the university's reporting of sexual assaults under federal law governing campus crime statistics.
The OCR confirmed the investigation in a June 24 letter to Gambill's attorney.
UNC spokeswoman Karen Moon says the school will cooperate with the investigation.
Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com