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Friday, December 02, 2011

Lawsuit: Hershey School Rejects HIV-Positive Boy

A private boarding school connected with the Hershey chocolate company says it was trying to protect other students when it denied admission to a Philadelphia-area teenager because he is HIV-positive.

The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit on behalf of the unidentified boy in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia on Wednesday, claiming the Milton Hershey School for disadvantaged students violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.



Anonymous said...

They have to protect the students from disease.

Anonymous said...

7:43. He can't spread HIV by walking the halls in school with these kids. Everyone needs to educate themselves more about this disease instead of going into panic mode. It is spread through blood. Mostly from sharing needles or sexually transmitted or you are born with it because your mother has it. You aren't going to sit next to him or share a textbook and get it. It's just sad that people treat people this way because of ignorance.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately they are not allowed to discriminate. It is the law.

Anonymous said...

To 7:43, I agree with a lot of what you say. But it is not ignorance, but FEAR. I set next to him and he gets a nose bleed or a cut that spreads blood that I may come in contact with.You say it can't spread any other way. But how many times have we read where the impossible has happened. Do I really want to take That chance in the name of being politically correct. It could cause my death.

Anonymous said...

Typical comments from this side of the bridge. The law is the law and it has been made law to keep small thinking people from being able to make those discriminatory decisions!