Going way back to December, we told you about the Milton Hershey School denying attendance to a 13-year old HIV positive student. The school claimed they should be able to deny admission because the Hershey School is, “a unique home-like environment, a pre-K -12 residential school where children live in homes with 10-12 other students on our campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.” The AIDS Health Organization didn’t see things that way.
Today, this kid is having a good day: The Milton Hershey School (which is funded by the Hershey Company for low income and socially disadvantaged students) has announced that it will now, “treat HIV-positive applicants the same as all others and is offering admission to a previously rejected Philadelphia-area teen.” The school reportedly adopted their new policy after some … uh … “guidance” from the U.S. Department of Justice. You say guidance, we say the DOJ told them what to do, or else. You know, same thing.