University of Arizona suspends men accused of assaulting black student

University of Arizona suspends men accused of assaulting black student
Matthew Frazier and Matthew Rawlings were arrested on misdemeanor assault charges in connection with an incident on the University of Arizona campus on Tuesday, Sept. 10. (Source: Pima County Sheriff's Department)

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Two University of Arizona students accused of assaulting a black student on campus have been suspended from the school.

Lawyers for 20-year-old Matthew Frazier and 19-year-old Matthew Rawlings confirmed the suspensions to the Arizona Daily Star following criminal arraignment hearings Monday in Pima County Justice Court.

School officials declined to say whether Frazier and Rawlings faced any discipline after their code of conduct cases were handled by the UA’s Dean of Students, citing federal education privacy laws.

Frazier and Rawlings are facing charges of misdemeanor assault in connection with the Sept. 10 incident.