Posted by | December 3, 2011 08:44 | Filed under: Top Stories

The Milton Hershey School in Philadelphia is refusing to allow a 13-year-0ld boy to enroll because he is HIV-positive, saying it would be a threat to its 1,800 students.

The stance, which is the subject of a federal civil lawsuit filed Wednesday by the AIDS Law Project in Philadelphia, quickly drew national attention to the private residential school in Derry Township as both sides prepared for a court fight…

The stance, which is the subject of a federal civil lawsuit filed Wednesday by the AIDS Law Project in Philadelphia, quickly drew national attention to the private residential school in Derry Township as both sides prepared for a court fight.

Specifically, school officials say that while it is not condoned, there is no way to stop their students from having sex with each other. And because students do have sex, admitting a child with HIV would constitute a “direct threat” to other students.

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the school could be allowed to reject the student’s admission on that basis.

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