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Rankin County Schools settle lawsuit

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An atheist group and the Rankin County school district have settled a lawsuit over student prayer. The suit claimed students were forced to attend on campus religious programs.

The district denied the assemblies were mandatory. The American humanist association sued.

The school district has agreed to comply with its religion in public schools policy which states the school board cannot sponsor religious activities.

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