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Today’s must-read: Peralta settles College of Alameda prayer suit

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The Peralta Community College District has settled a federal lawsuit brought by two College of Alameda students who were disciplined for praying at school, writes the Contra Costa Times’ Matt Krupnick.

Krupnick reports that the college district will pay students Kandy Kyriacou and Ojoma Omaga $90,000 in legal fees and rescind two warning letters the College of Alameda sent after the students prayed in class and with a sick teacher in the teacher’s office.

“I have always known, from the bottom of my heart, that this day would come,” Omaga told Krupnick. “This is God’s case, this is not me.”

As part of the settlement, the community college district agreed to allow students to pray on campus, though organized, in-class prayer sessions will not be allowed, writes the San Francisco Chronicle’s Bob Egelko.

More information about the case is available here.

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