Rollins student reinstated after incident with Muslim professor

Lawyer says student 'lived in exile'


WINTER PARK, Fla. – The lawyer for a Rollins College student who accused his Muslim professor of religious discrimination said his client has been reinstated to the school.

Attorney Kenneth Lewis said in a statement that 20-year-old Marshall Polston will return to Winter Park private university next week. The statement also called for a "full inquiry" into the actions of Professor Areej Zufari.

Lewis said his client "lived in exile for the past week" during his suspension.

The school temporarily suspended Polston March 24, citing his treatment of the professor. School President Grant Cornwell declined comment on Polston's disciplinary hearing.

The Orlando Sentinel reports Zufari made a "protection against stalking" request in court over concerns about Polson. Injunction documents included an email in which Polson tells Zufari that she's trying to silence him after he disagreed with her teachings on Christianity in the Middle Eastern humanities class.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.