Evans v. Washingtonia State University
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They sure don't make schoolyard bullies the way they used to. Just ask Riley Evans, the college coed who became the target of Facebook attacks while running for "president" in a mock election class at Washingtonia State University. The simulated campaign took an ugly personal turn when Evans's opponent used social media to attack Evans the college student rather than Evans the mock candidate, and posted inflammatory allegations that Evans was a cheat, a bigot, and a boozer. Evans filed a civil lawsuit alleging that the university failed to provide a safe learning environment and did not prevent hostile cyberbullying that substantially interfered with Evans's education.
Evans refines the student's advocacy and examination skills through this full trial-which includes depositions and electronic evidence in the form of e-mails, text messages, a video clip, and online posts on interactive "microsites"-and focuses on storytelling as it relates to presenting factual information to judges and juries.
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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE AS A FULL TRIAL
Exhibit 1—Deposition of Riley Evans
Exhibit 2—Deposition of Jamie Winstone
Exhibit 3—Deposition of Dean Dylan Jeffries
Exhibit 4—Deposition of Morgan Ritchfield
Exhibit 5—Selected Portions of Washingtonia State University Student Handbook
Exhibit 6—October 27, YR-3, Memo to Dean Dylan Jeffries from Jamie Winstone
Exhibit 7—Washingtonia State University Professor Evaluation Summary
Exhibit 8—Washingtonia State University Academic Integrity Board Summons
Exhibit 9—Facebook Screenshots
Exhibit 10—Keg Stand Video (on CD-ROM)
Exhibit 11—Emails between Dean Dylan Jeffries and Jamie Winstone
Exhibit 12—Text Messages between Riley Evans and Rob Thompson
Exhibit 13—Student Evaluations Screenshot on TeacherMeter
Exhibit 14—Anonymous Email to Dean Dylan Jeffries
STATE OF WASHINGTONIA SCHOOL CYBERBULLYING PROTECTION ACT OF YR-6