On the heels of World AIDS day, the Associated Press reports:
A Philadelphia-area teenager says he was denied admission to a 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 boy.School officials say the boy was denied admission to protect the other 1,850 students in grades pre-K through 12. Continue reading
What are your thoughts? Would you feel comfortable having one boy out of 1850 students with HIV in a school with your child? Is the school acting discriminatorily?