Campus Free Speech

College Student Gets Protection Order to Stop Parents' Stalking

Kept showing up at school to accuse her of using drugs and sleeping around, she claims


The day after the Fourth of July last year, Julie Ireland posted a notice on the web page of her Greenbrier neighborhood in Leawood, sharing the latest news about her daughter, Aubrey.

"Hello Neighbor! One of Greenbrier's own, my daughter Aubrey, is on stage this summer at Crown Center," Julie Ireland wrote of her daughter's role in "Evita."

The role that 21-year-old Aubrey Ireland took earlier this month, however, is not such proud parental fodder for a newsletter.

In an unusual case, the senior studying music theater at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music won a stalking protection order against her mother, Julie, and father, David Ireland.