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William Peace freshman faces indecent exposure charges

Posted March 12, 2013
Updated March 13, 2013

Christopher Vincent Sumrell

— A William Peace University freshman was arrested Tuesday for allegedly exposing himself.

Investigators say Christopher Vincent Sumrell, 20, was at his dorm on the Raleigh campus Tuesday when he exposed himself to at least three people.

Sumrell, a freshman, was jailed under a $5,000 bond on three counts of indecent exposure.

"We will investigate the situation, and William Peace University will not accept any behavior unbecoming of a student," Frank Rizzo, vice president of student affairs, said. "That will be seen as inappropriate, and we will follow our own judicial process."

Sumrell is among the first male students at the university. In August, the school opened its doors to men for the first time in more than 150 years.


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  • jwstevens04 Mar 19, 2013

    ccsmith1902----well said...nothing remotely the same about the "old Peace Collge"...

  • jwstevens04 Mar 19, 2013

    As a Peace College graduate, I am mortified that this has happened...not saying that the "all girls" had a record of perfection, far from it, but junk like this??? Never happened on campus. Peace is digging itself into a hole that I doubt it can get out of...alumni are pulling support...sad day for a once wonderful institution...

  • drcyndimd Mar 14, 2013

    "BTW if you didn't go to Peace, your opinion really doesn't matter b/c you didn't experience the life we did."

    cbunn2 - Right there with you!

  • cbunn2 Mar 14, 2013

    What a joke! I went to Peace in the 80s and it was some of the best years of my life. I too was very upset about Peace going co-ed. But the new administration cared more about money than tradition so they got what they deserved! BTW if you didn't go to Peace, your opinion really doesn't matter b/c you didn't experience the life we did.

  • RandolphBloke Mar 13, 2013

    Peace has had crime in the past. And many of the girls who attended Peace ended up in trouble elsewhere. So please stop with all the drama regarding men attending now. This is one person, sex is not important, that is a criminal and has done something illegal again. Stop condemning his entire sex because of his actions. It's only a marginal step up from associating him with everyone of the same race and shows incredible and willful ignorance.

  • veyor Mar 13, 2013

    This is EXACTLY why some prefer to have an all female school. There is nothing wrong or biased about such a school, or an all male school such as the previous Citadel for that matter.

  • Vincent Vega Mar 13, 2013

    Not his first time, google image search him, drugs, indecent exposure, real class act.

  • must b crazy Mar 13, 2013

    The thing is that most of the administration and faculty were probably streaking all over their college campuses in the 70's.

  • henryk Mar 13, 2013

    First they clamor for diversity and when they get diversity-they screem and shreek in horror.Peace college needs far more diversity and then,why- it will become accepted form of greeting.

  • gingerlynn Mar 13, 2013

    ccsmith, well said.
    And I checked the basketball roster and he has already been removed!