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Bogus e-mail spurs Nebraska college to file libel lawsuit.

MADISON, Neb. (AP) -- A Nebraska college is suing the unknown person or people who sent an e-mail to state officials and the news media that college officials say was intended to embarrass the school.

The lawsuit filed in Madison County District Court says the email signed by "necc_student" complained that a Northeast Community College student was caught hacking into the college's computer system. The e-mail said students were not properly informed of the breach.

College officials say the email is libelous and they're seeking compensatory damages.

The e-mail was sent to reporters at the Norfolk Daily News, Omaha World-Herald and Sioux City, Iowa, television station KTIV as well as the Nebraska Attorney General's Office and state Sen. Mike Flood.
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Publication:Community College Week
Date:Feb 9, 2009
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