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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:23 PM
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Lawsuit: Pa. school (Milton Hershey) rejects boy for having HIV
Source: CBS News/AP

PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia-area teen says he was denied admission to the private boarding school connected with the Hershey chocolate company because he's HIV-positive.

A discrimination suit filed Wednesday in Philadelphia federal court claims the Milton Hershey School violated anti-discrimination laws in denying the 13-year-old's request for admission to the school for disadvantaged students. The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania filed the lawsuit for the unidentified boy.

School officials say the boy was denied admission to protect the other 1,850 students in grades pre-K through 12.

Founded in 1909 by the late chocolate maker Milton Hershey, the school educates low-income and socially disadvantaged students for free. It's financed by the Milton Hershey School Trust, which also holds the controlling interest in The Hershey Co.



Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57334952/lawsuit-pa...
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:56 PM
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1. This is beyond stupid!
First...maybe the teen should be giving some lectures about HIV/AIDS, since it appears
that the school admin. is STOOPID!

Second...if the admin. is this STOOPID, then it means that they don't have any understanding
of how they should handle ANY situation with blood/fluids. ANYbody could be not only carrying
HIV but Hep and other blood/fluid born diseases.

This is just stupid and smacks of ignorance and bias.
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 03:57 PM
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2. p.s...HERE is a link to the school.
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