Milton Hershey School Settles With "Abraham Smith"
September 24, 2012
Pennsylvania's Milton Hershey School, which last year denied admission to "Abraham Smith," a 13-year-old straight-A student, solely because he is HIV-positive, announced September 13 it had settled the resulting lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The young man, now 14, and his mother will receive $700,000 from the school. The school must also pay a $15,000 civil penalty and provide HIV training to students and staff. "Abraham" has been offered admission this year but will pursue his education elsewhere.
This article was provided by National Association of People With AIDS. It is a part of the publication Positive Voice.
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