The college's director of risk management said the professor teaching the class did not want the youth to enroll, despite openly recruiting students for the course, according to Colin Carlson's mother, Jessica Offir. She said that not allowing her son to take the class violates federal law and the university's anti discrimination policy. The student has a 3.9 grade-point average, with a double major in environmental studies and in ecology and evolutionary biology. A Connecticut spokesman, in a written statement, said, "The university doesn't comment on pending claims or litigation. Speaking generally, when it comes to study-abroad programs, student safety is our first concern."
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