Do student visa regulations permit someone to take time off from school to pursue activities unrelated to academics?
I don’t think he needed a student visa. They’ve been here several years since they came with their parents. - about ten years ago. The youngest would have been 9 or 10 years old.
The youngest brother seems to have assimilated quite well into American life and was well liked in school. His coach spoke very highly of him and is in shock that this happened. I’m betting that the older brother radicalized him - through Islam, of course. :(