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2003 | Donna Cockrel receives $70,000 settlement from Shelby Count Schools

Updated: Jan 19, 2019


On July 30, 2003 a U.S. District Court in Frankfort, Kentucky awarded Donna Cockrel a $70,000 settlement from the Shelby County School District to resolve the lawsuit she filed in 1997. Cockrel claimed to be wrongfully fired for promoting the legalization of hemp, and having Woody Harrelson speak to her 5th grade class about the controversial topic.


Click the links below to learn more about the Harrelson and Cockrel trials:

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Sources

http://enquirer.com/editions/2003/08/02/loc_kyhemp02.html

http://www.state-journal.com/local%20news/2003/07/31/teacher-fired-for-hemp-stand-to-get-70-000

http://www.wave3.com/story/1384359/teacher-fired-for-promotion-of-hemp-gets-70000

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