Expelled Coast Guard Cadet Sues over Policy Banning Parents

A former cadet who was expelled from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy after becoming a father filed a federal lawsuit challenging the school's policy that prohibits students from being parents.

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FILE - Cadets stand as President Joe Biden arrives to speak at the commencement for the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., on May 19, 2021. A former cadet, not picture, who was expelled from the Coast Guard after becoming a father is challenging the school's policy that prohibits students from being parents in federal court. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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A former cadet who was expelled from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy after becoming a father filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the school’s policy that prohibits students from being parents. Isaak Olson was two months from graduating from the academy in 2014 with a degree in mechanical engineering and a commission as an officer when he disclosed that his fiancee had given birth to their first child several months earlier, according the lawsuit filed…

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