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ScissorTales: The press, what a pain it can be

The Oklahoman Editorials Modified: December 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm •  Published: December 15, 2012
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A free and open press. What a pain in the neck that can be.

Just ask officials at Oklahoma State University, who are hacked off that newspapers are wondering why the school didn’t notify Stillwater police after students reported they had been assaulted by another student. OSU says a federal privacy law prohibits the release of names or information about victims and witnesses in the case, and that university officials encouraged the alleged victims to contact police.

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