The Milton Hershey School, a free private school for low-income students, rejected a 13-year-old honor roll student because he has HIV, according to a federal discrimination lawsuit reported on in the Philadelphia Daily News. According to the complaint, the Hershey, Penn., school denied the boy’s application on the grounds that “[his] documented needs are beyond the scope of the Milton Hershey School programs.” The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania filed the suit on his behalf, calling for his immediate admission to the school, financial compensation for “severe and lasting emotional and psychological harm,” and for the school to implement an HIV antidiscrimination policy and sensitivity training for its staff.

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