- Associated Press - Friday, November 6, 2015

BEND, Ore. (AP) - A college student has filed a lawsuit against Central Oregon Community College, claiming officials brushed aside his pleas to assign him to a different dorm room before he was stabbed by his roommate.

The Oregonian reports (https://goo.gl/igR0h4 ) James Briles filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Deschutes County Circuit Court. Documents say Briles lived in a dorm at the school in fall 2014 and became uncomfortable with his new roommate, 22-year-old Eric Norgaard.

The suit says Briles told officials he wanted to switch rooms because Norgaard repeatedly yelled loudly and angrily “about seemingly nonsensical things” and Briles didn’t feel safe.

Documents say Norgaard attacked Briles after Halloween night 2014. Norgaard is facing attempted murder and other charges.

College spokesman Ron Paradis told The Oregonian the college had just learned of the suit and had no immediate comment.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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