Student Booted From School for Being HIV-Positive

  • metta

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    Dec 03, 2011 1:06 AM GMT
    Student Booted From School for Being HIV-Positive

    http://hivplusmag.com/NewsStory.asp?id=22194&sd=12/02/2011-12/4/2011
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    Dec 03, 2011 1:18 AM GMT
    Um what? This is all sorts of stupid. For one thing, how did they find out about his status anyway? Was he recently infected or born HIV+? Also, he's only 13. Not too many kids are having sex that young, although certainly some do. Lastly, wouldn't it make more sense for both the boy and others to educate themselves on HIV and how to take care of themselves instead of overreacting? That's how the students can protect themselves instead of the school doing it for them. The last bit is probably asking for too much.

    Basically I just don't understand how his HIV status is of relevance to attend this school. I'm going to read more about this if I can.
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    Dec 03, 2011 1:26 AM GMT
    I wonder which employee gave it to him...
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    Dec 03, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    Illegal and a violation of his civil rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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    Dec 03, 2011 2:08 AM GMT
    It's because they think he'll spread it around via sex.
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    http://www.fox43.com/news/wpmt-milton-hershey-school-denies-enrollment-to-teen-with-hiv-20111201,0,4821704.story
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    Dec 03, 2011 7:44 AM GMT
    I heard Anderson Cooper interviewing her and he tried his best to break her down but she was sticking to her script, never varying her patter. She was well rehearsed, and got her own talking points in - and repeated them when Anderson pressed her.

    At the end of the day, I wouldn't want my children being taught by or exposed to a bitch like this. Even if he wins in court, think how miserable they'll make his life. I'd choose another school.

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 03, 2011 3:21 PM GMT
    I hope she is fired for this disgraceful display of ignorance, bordering on outright cruelty to this poor child. Then I hope the kid wins a HUGE lawsuit so he can get the finest education in the country.
  • Sk8Tex

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    Dec 03, 2011 6:21 PM GMT
    Another school choice may not be an option for this student, Milton Hershey School is a free school to low-income families that is not funded by taxpayer dollars. It was founded in 1909 apparently by none other than Milton Hershey.. Definitely a violation of anti-discrimination laws under the Americans with Disabilities Act, icon_neutral.gif but remember the Boy Scouts of America can say you can't be in our click because you like dick. (even though most of the boy scouts I met in my lifetime were the biggest homos ever..)

    The real tragedy here is the message it sends to every student at that school that may not have the choice of simply changing schools to better fit their needs. What do you think a student is going to learn from their elders fearing, and ostracizing this kid based on him having a disease?