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You possibly have a lawsuit against the college and the individual professor for intentional infliction of emotional distress (against the teacher) and negligence (against the college). Of course, in situations like this, you have to prove damages or that you were actually emotionally distressed by the situation......which means you'd need to see a mental health professional in order for him/her to diagnose you with a condition related to the treatment handed down by the teacher. If you can do that, you should have the basis for a case.
Ok. In that case, you just need to make sure that you can establish that this professor's comments led to documented emotional distress. If you can do that, then you have the basis for a claim.
The key is documenting the emotional distress as that's how your damages would be established.
If you want to pursue a lawsuit, you should talk to your parents and then consider speaking to a local attorney about filing an action against the professor and college.
Also, yes, keep meticulous notes and proof of her actions and how it has affected you because that's going to be a very big issue when it comes to establishing damages.