The federal lawsuit filed against Stephen F. Austin State University by six students accused of filing a false police report against another student has been dropped, and a local attorney believes the university owes the accused an apology.

The lawsuit stemmed from a Sept. 14 incident in which police were dispatched to 17-year-old student Christin Evans’ dorm room in what Evans’ attorney called was a racially motivated confrontation. It was filed in October and dismissed on Dec. 10, according to court records.

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