Two students seek $1 million in college discrimination lawsuit

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two students have filed a discrimination lawsuit against The Evergreen State College and its former women’s basketball coach Jennifer Schooler.

The Olympian reports that a complaint for damages was filed by ShaMarica Scott and Linda Wilson, both of Olympia, on Oct. 13 in U.S District Court’s Western Washington district in Tacoma.

In June, the women’s attorney, Ada Wong, filed a prerequisite tort claim that stated the women are claiming damages of $500,000 each.

According to the most recent court documents, Scott and Wilson are seeking damages for “intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress and racial and sexual orientation discrimination.”

Schooler, who took over the women’s basketball program at Evergreen in 2014, cited personal reasons when she resigned in December.

College spokesman Zach Powers said when asked about the lawsuit that “the college conducted an investigation and took appropriate action.”