The Greenville Police Department has concluded a seven-month investigation into allegations “that teachers, counselors, and/or school administrators of Bob Jones University failed to report to police knowledge of alleged crimes of a sexual nature committed against juvenile students as required under…” South Carolina Law.
In a press release, GPD said they have “concluded that there is insufficient evidence to establish probable cause or prove beyond a reasonable doubt that either the faculty or administration of BJU in place at the time violated mandatory reporting law”.
The GPD investigation began after an independent review was conducted by an outside organization into the university’s disclosure of sexual abuse or assault.
In their press release, GDP reiterated that their investigation was “concerned only with the matter of violations of law, and not with breaches of moral or ethical responsibilities”.
Bob Jones University said in a press release:
“Bob Jones University appreciates the effort of the Greenville Police Department and the Solicitor’s Office in their investigation. During the investigation, the University cooperated and provided all information requested by the investigation team. We believe our actions were not in violation of South Carolina law. We are pleased the investigation found no such violation.”