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School Must Reverse Decision To Reject HIV Positive Boy ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Society & Culture  (tags: humans, children, school, HIV, protection, environment )

- 1452 days ago -
A 13-year-old boy who applied to Milton Hershey School, a boarding school that educates low-income and socially disadvantaged students for free, was rejected because he is HIV positive

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Regina P. (67)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 9:51 am
Noted & signed. Thanks

Alicia V. (181)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 1:19 pm
Signed and Noted. Thanks

Brenda B. (43)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 2:28 pm
noted and signed

Tim Redfern (581)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 3:10 pm
Signed, posted to Facebook and noted.
Thanks, Cher.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 5:34 pm
poor kid,signed and shared,as if he hasnt got enough to deal with,xxx

Michela m. (4049)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 6:11 pm
SIGNED and Noted!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela

Rhonda Maness (580)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 8:16 pm
Thanks Cher

Carol H. (229)
Sunday December 4, 2011, 10:27 pm
signed and noted

Past Member (0)
Monday December 5, 2011, 8:26 am
Signed and Noted. Thanks

Ann L. (16)
Monday December 5, 2011, 11:20 am
Signed. Discrimination seems to be everywhere. I feel bad for the young man.

Lisa Neste (751)
Monday December 5, 2011, 12:25 pm
Signed, thanks Cher.

Bindy Hopper (0)
Monday December 5, 2011, 12:42 pm
This is preposterous! I went to highschool with at least 5 HIV positive students - in the 90s, when we were really just figuring out it wasn't a death sentence. I know the admin. knew about at least 2 of them. Being sick isn't a crime, and do we really have to start running the "You can't AIDS from shaking hands" commercials again?

Lilo Prinz (23)
Monday December 5, 2011, 1:49 pm

Rockney V. (3)
Monday December 5, 2011, 2:19 pm
Not only is very sad - it is also quite arcaic ! This School must be educated about HIV/AIDS. With the "cocktail" of medications, HIV/AIDS patients are living very long, productive lives, yet they are just now learning the same medications that saves their lives is also killing the patients Livers. Still sad, in this day and age of suuposed enlightenment.

. (0)
Monday December 5, 2011, 2:25 pm
A good civil rights lawyer should be able to clear this up......

Bill Eagle (36)
Monday December 5, 2011, 3:36 pm
Rather than being a center of education, this school has become a bastion of ignorance when they don't allow a HIV positive child to attend.

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (43)
Monday December 5, 2011, 4:02 pm

Eternal Gardener (750)
Monday December 5, 2011, 4:15 pm

Dawn Mason (40)
Monday December 5, 2011, 4:38 pm
Noted and signed

Phillip I. (67)
Monday December 5, 2011, 5:04 pm

pam w. (138)
Monday December 5, 2011, 8:24 pm
It's a great opportunity to educate children about the reality of AIDS and how to live in a world where many people carry the virus.

Ancil S. (175)
Monday December 5, 2011, 10:22 pm

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Monday December 5, 2011, 10:33 pm
Noted and signed thanks

Colleen L. (2)
Monday December 5, 2011, 11:32 pm
Petition signed. I agree with Pam that the schools and parents need to educate students, Just like that show the other night, called "What woudl you Do", it had something about a guy in a resturant stating that he had some type of virus, and people were going bananas. It was interestint to see how people were unware that unless someone is bleeding on you, you're not going to catch it from them breathing or sitting around you, Now if the parents and teachers would only do the same, we'd have less problems in schools and everywhere else. Thanks Cher

ellen m. (220)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 1:03 am
Signed and fb.
This school is stuck in the dark ages.
Did we learn nothing at all from Ryan White?!
Please don't let any child ever be subjected to that type of personal invasion of privacy or rights ever again..not all kids are as articulate, tough and courageous as he was..and they shouldn't have to try to be!
There are also petitions on moveon and 1love..Thanks Cher

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 2:01 am
Signed.Thanks Cher!

Lloyd H. (46)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 6:17 am
Signed. Now it is up to the DOJ to do its job and prosecute the school for breaking the law. Hershey is a Scumbag Corporation, it has not been that long since they were caught using foreign students as indentured slave labor.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 7:48 am
this one is a no brainer

Signed & noted

Donna Hamilton (159)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 8:10 am

Jennifer M. (78)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 10:40 am
Ridiculous! But it doesn't surprise me. The Hershey company is a terrible one. Not only have they used slave labor, they also destroy rain forests. Gladly signed and noted. Thanks

Nance N. (0)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 12:45 pm

Kerstin Strobl (433)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 12:57 pm
signed, thank you Cher

Dotti Lydon (88)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 1:08 pm
Definitely signed. LGBT rights are on the top of my list. People don't realize that the HIVirus is very unstable. A swipe with a clorox wipe and poof, it is gone. Nothing to worry about unless you are exchanging bodily fluids.

Jolyne R. (19)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 2:46 pm
It's really sad for the boy. I signed with my heart.

Sandy G. (35)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 3:31 pm

Barbara Goheen (0)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 4:59 pm

Esther Z. (96)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 5:50 pm
Noted and signed. Sometimes I feel like we're still stuck in the 80's when HIV ignorance was rampant.

Alicia N. (87)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 7:55 pm
sadly noted but gladly signed-thanks

Diane Stollger (40)
Tuesday December 6, 2011, 11:39 pm
Thanks Cher, I heard about this on the news earlier today and was shocked. I thought we had come farther in the knowledge of how AIDS is spread and was surprised at this schools reaction. Don't they teach science in this school? It would seem that intelligent educators wouldn't be so ignorant. This poor kid brought back memories of Ryan White. The decision makers at this school need some education on the how the virus is spread. A horrible and wrong decision. Shame on them.

Rose Becke (287)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 12:17 am

Iwona Krzeminska (73)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 4:17 am
Done, thank you

Pamela D. (16)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 8:37 am
This boy's attorney is right; this school is IGNORANT. It makes me wonder what they are teaching. I'm not so sure I would want my child to go there. Not only should this boy be allowed to go to this school, I hope he hits them in the wallet with a big fat lawsuit and I hope he gets people like me on the jury. I would be worried if I were Hershey.

Ana R (201)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 9:28 am
Thank you!

Caitlin G. (29)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 11:07 am
S & N

What ignorance!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 2:14 pm

Natalie Batovsky (0)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 4:08 pm

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 11:28 pm
sadly noted

Megan Beery (18)
Wednesday December 7, 2011, 11:51 pm
So signed!

Parvez Zuberi (7)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 1:34 am
Signed and noted thanks

Ron Avila (20)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 3:58 am

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday December 8, 2011, 4:13 am
Happy to sign

Lynne Buckley (0)
Friday December 9, 2011, 9:49 am

Yvonne F. (176)
Saturday December 10, 2011, 11:43 am
Done3! one should think the information about AIDS should be at a level where a school could understand it! It's outrageous that they don't seem to have the right knowledge! Thanks for posting!
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