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Arrest made in UNC Honor Court break-in

Posted August 3, 2011
Updated August 4, 2011

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— Police on Wednesday arrested a University of North Carolina student in connection with a recent break-in at an office building on the Chapel Hill campus in which confidential files were stolen from the UNC Honor Court.

Garrett Lee Haywood, 22, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods. His bond was set at $2,500, and he was scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.

The break-in at the Student and Academic Services Building North building occurred over the weekend and was discovered Monday morning, police said. A wall and a window were damaged, and the records for 31 students were taken, police said.

Police didn't say whether any of the stolen files pertained to Haywood.

The student-run Honor Court hears cases where students are accused of academic and other misconduct and, if necessary, decides the appropriate punishment.

UNC officials said they continue trying to contact each of the 31 students to inform them of the theft. They declined to say whether anybody faces disciplinary action because of the theft.

Chancellor Holden Thorp has talked to some faculty members about possibly reviewing the Honor Court system, which had its credibility damaged in a recent court hearing involving former UNC football player Michael McAdoo and the NCAA.

McAdoo plagiarized parts of a paper, and the Honor Court didn't catch it during a hearing into academic misconduct allegations against him.

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  • we_all_have_it_coming Aug 4, 2011

    "Give him 20 years on the chain gang. That will change his behavior. Poor thang didn't get none of that more at 4. He don know no bettauh. The picture tells the story. Where are you racist who want to castrate and fry this yougun. Oh he's not AA."

    You are absolutely right... he should be treated like an AA criminal is...

    Give him a $20 bail, let him out immediately, so he can do it again!

  • lb27608 Aug 4, 2011

    "Is this not the same school that insisted that all incoming freshman read the Koran (no mention of the KJV Bible)"

    No, because that never happened. In 2002, the required summer reading was a book ABOUT the Koran, not the Koran itself. Big difference.

  • grimreaper Aug 4, 2011

    How much you wanna bet some of these stolen records are athletes...or maybe just the band...hahahaha. They just don't get it...if you are going to indoctrinate students to be liberals then they are going to act like liberals...you know...do anything you want, say anything you want, get violent when it does not go your way...

  • nccrew Aug 4, 2011

    Luvcuz66, I say put him on the chain gang! There is nothing accidental or unintentional about his acts. He broke into a government building, did property damage, and stole confidential files! Give him the max!
    ...going to a school like that he should know better than to commit felonies.

  • TeenDAD Aug 4, 2011

    This is good stuff - UNC Honor, Integraty. It appears to me that this university is beating a path to the county dump.

    Is this not the same school that insisted that all incoming freshman read the Koran (no mention of the KJV Bible) Is this not the same school that has the banner child for homosexuallity Is this not the same school, that the head coach gave students a $150,000 education, $50,000 housing allowance, $50,000 4 year meal ticket, so they could get him fired

    Go UNC !!!!
    pappybigtuna1
    August 4, 2011 10:02 a.m.
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    lol @ "integraty"...good stuff haters keep it comin

  • pskunk119 Aug 4, 2011

    smeroney, so you're saying it's a muslim school. Afterall, it was Michael McAdonts use of the word "mohammedanism" that brought down Butch Davis.

  • ncguy Aug 4, 2011

    what's going on in the Hill?

    First the dude who said he was attacked and burned with a cigarette now this?

  • luvcuz66 Aug 4, 2011

    Give him 20 years on the chain gang. That will change his behavior. Poor thang didn't get none of that more at 4. He don know no bettauh. The picture tells the story. Where are you racist who want to castrate and fry this yougun. Oh he's not AA.

  • gnewsome1 Aug 4, 2011

    Some of you commentors are so narrow minded that you seem to be forgetting the misdeeds of students from you own schools. Let he who has no sin cast the first stone.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Aug 4, 2011

    Wonder who the guy who broke in is protecting.

    He's most likely being pushed under the bus to protect others.

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