The University of Calfornia has agreed to pay a nearly $1 million settlement to 21 students who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy-style protest on the UC Davis campus — where they decried rising tuition costs — in November 2011. Under the agreement, which has to be approved by a federal judge, the school will pay each of the 21 students who filed suit $30,000 each as well as $250,000 for their attorneys to split. University Chancellor Linda Katehi must also personally write an apology letter to each student hit with the spray.
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