Farrow Angry Over AIDS Student Rejection

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December 2, 2011 | 11:25am EST

Actress Mia Farrow has criticized school administrators who refused to enrol a student diagnosed with HIV.
The 13-year-old boy, who is HIV positive, was denied a place at Milton Hershey School in Pennsylvania over concerns for the safety of other pupils.

A statement from Connie McNamara, the school’s Vice President of Communications, reads, “We cannot accommodate the needs of students with chronic communicable diseases that pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

“The reason is simple. We are serving children, and no child can be assumed to always make responsible decisions that protect the well being of others. That is why, after careful review and analysis, we determined we could not put our children at risk.”

But Rosemary’s Baby star Farrow is fuming over the decision and has taken to her Twitter.com page to vent her frustration.

She tweeted, “Shame on the Milton Hershey School in PA which has denied admission to a 13 year old because he is HIV positive.”

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