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Search of Missouri court records turns up recent filing in which East Carter R2 turns up: Lyon College likely NOT named in action

This case will be heard by a Butler County judge. I have withheld name of plaintiff. Moderator


This information is provided as a service and is not considered an official court record.
Judge Assigned: EVANS, DAVID PAUL Date Filed: 08/16/2007
Location: Carter Case Type: CC Other Tort
Disposition: Not Disposed

Moderator: Although the location where the alleged incident took place comes up on a search of the Missouri court system as linked to this case, a Lyon College spokesperson said his school is NOT part of the civil suit. Thanks to Bob. Qualls of Lyon College for clearing the matter up below.

Lyon College apparently unconnected with recent suit filed except for
turning up on search of Missouri court actions for Butler County. I have requested a copy of the lawsuit, but for now my assumption is that Lyon is NOT named in this suit.

“I am not aware of any civil suit being filed against the college. If you have any knowledge of one, such as the attorneys’ names, please let me know so we can obtain a copy of any filing and respond accordingly. Your website indicates a filing against East Carter School District by a unnamed plaintiff. Is that the case you are referring to or is there another?

Bob Qualls

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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