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School Reverses Decision, Admits HIV-Positive Boy

MSNBC.COM - Sweet. The Milton Hershey School, a world-renowned residential school for lower income and socially disadvantaged students, has finally cried "uncle" on its controversial rejection of an HIV-positive student.

The pre-K to 12th grade boarding school made a decision last fall that reached back to the fear-filled days of the mid-1980s: It would not take him for fear he might put the other kids at risk -- this, despite the fact that the boy is a strong student who could benefit from the opportunity that Hershey could provide to him. (The school was founded in 1909 and is owned by a trust that holds the controlling interest in the giant candy company that shares its name.) click here to read more

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