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The following statement was released on behalf of Virginia Wesleyan College on May 26, 2016: After a six-day trial and 3½ hours of deliberation, a seven woman Norfolk jury today unanimously returned a verdict for Virginia Wesleyan College in the case of Jane Doe v. Virginia Wesleyan College (case number CL14-6942). In so doing, the jury dismissed the plaintiff’s claims and the plaintiff’s request for $10 million. The jury correctly rejected Ms. Doe’s claim that Virginia Wesleyan College failed to take reasonable and adequate steps for the safety of its students. The College is pleased with the jury’s affirmation of its efforts to provide a safe and secure learning environment for all of its students.