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Judge Grants Del Mar College Immunity in Nursing Student Lawsuit

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

A judge sided with Del Mar College on Wednesday, dismissing a lawsuit brought on by nine nursing students claiming the school unfairly prevented them from graduating.

The students had asked 94th District Judge Bobby Galvan to grant them a temporary restraining order that would force Del Mar to immediately certify them as completing their degree requirements, and making them eligible to take their licensing exam.

From the beginning, the school has said the lawsuit lacked any merit.

On Wednesday, Galvan ruled that, since the school was a government entity, it was immune from such a lawsuit.

"The college agrees with the decision of the court, and believes that the court correctly applied the law in this specific case," said Augustin Rivera Jr. of the Del Mar College Council.

"I'm a little disappointed," nursing student Brooke Steward said. "I was hoping that we would be able to present the evidence that we do have pertaining to how the college did us wrong."

"I'm shocked. I really had no idea that they could make a decision that way," nursing student Keara Torres said. "The fact that the college can do what ever they want to is pretty scary."

The students do plan on appealing Wednesday's decision.

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