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USI Faces Federal Discrimination Lawsuit

University of Southern Indiana facing federal lawsuit that accuses the school of discriminating against one of its students.

Posted: Mar 4, 2021 6:09 AM
Updated: Mar 4, 2021 11:11 AM

The University of Southern Indiana is facing a federal lawsuit. The school is being accused of discriminating against a student.

44News first told you about this in October, 2020. That was when USI freshman, Seth Pressler who has Tourette syndrome was asked to leave campus and finish the semester online. The federal lawsuit accuses USI of discriminating against Pressler on the basis of his disability.

The freshman was asked to leave campus after having tics while in class. After several complaints, the university asked Pressler to leave and finish online. Hundreds of students came to his defense signing a petition to allow him to return to campus.

A summons was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

44News reporter Valerie Lyons covered this in October, the previous story can be found here.

You can also view the summons filed Tuesday below.

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