Court Says University of Kansas Can’t Expel Student Over Off-campus Tweets

September 25, 2015

By Associated Press at

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The University of Kansas must reinstate a student it expelled for sending offensive tweets about a former girlfriend while he was not on campus, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

Navid Yeasin, a senior, was expelled in 2013 after posting the tweets, which the university said violated an order it had issued prohibiting him from having any contact, including electronic or written communication, with the woman.

Court documents called the couple's relationship "tumultuous and at times toxic," and the woman alleged Yeasin had held her in a car against her will while insulting her because she wanted to break up. The university said he sent derogatory tweets after being warned to leave her alone...

Schools: Kansas State University University of Kansas