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University in Michigan Hit With a Discrimination Lawsuit From a Student Pursuing Gym-Teaching Career

A former college student who was trying to become a gym teacher sued a Michigan university and alleged he was discriminated against because of his weight and other issues when he was barred from continuing his student-teaching remotely.

David Lopez, 44, was in Wayne State University’s physical education kinesiology program and finished each step of the course except for the student teaching. Lopez weighs over 400 pounds and has a litany of health issues, including diabetes, hypertension and asthma, the Detroit Free Press reported last week, citing a civil lawsuit filed in Wayne Circuit Court.

Lopez claimed the school didn’t see him as a gym teacher because he was overweight.

Read the source article at Fox News

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