A Laramie County District judge has issued
a 10-day restraining order against a Wyoming newspaper to prevent it from publishing a report thought to be critical of a community college president.
Judge Peter Arnold imposed the order Friday at the request of
Laramie County Community College officials who argue that
publishing the report could violate federal student privacy laws. The report is about a school-sponsored trip to Costa Rica in 2008. LCCC President Darrel Hammon was a chaperone on the trip. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle found out about the report during at a recent employee hearing and asked the college for a copy. The college refused and the newspaper later obtained the report from an anonymous source.
A court hearing on the matter is expected this week.