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A student woke up with an intruder in her room. She says the school is at fault.
In 2008, Kelly MacAllister was a student at Stetson University and was living in a dorm on campus.
MacAllister says that at about 2:30 a.m. one morning, she woke up in her dorm room with a male intruder on top of her and holding her down. She claims the attacker was an intoxicated male student.
In her lawsuit against the school, MacAllister is seeking damages to compensate her for pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of earning capacity. She insists the door to her room should have locked automatically. She also says a resident advisor should have been right across the hall but was not.
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