Lanker-Simons Fined in UW Crushes Case
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A former University of Wyoming student has been ordered to pay a $540 fine after pleading no contest to a charge related to posting an anonymous Facebook threat against herself. This, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Meghan Lanker-Simons, was charged with misdemeanor interfering with a peace officer after the UW Police Department investigated a graphic, sexual comment against Lanker-Simons.
The comment prompted outrage and a rally against sexual violence that Lanker-Simons attended.
Investigators say Lanker-Simons wrote the post, which was anonymously submitted to a Facebook community where students are invited to profess romantic feelings about other students.
An attorney representing Lanker-Simons declined comment Friday.
Lanker-Simons gained national attention in 2010 when she filed a lawsuit against the university that forced UW to allow 1960s radical Bill Ayers on the campus for a speech on education.