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Protesters return to Milton Hershey School for teen denied with HIV

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Protesters returned to Hershey to protest Milton Hershey School's decision to deny admission to a teen with HIV.  

AIDS advocates came from Philadelphia to protest outside Hersheypark on Sunday afternoon.  

Their message is "Hershey ain't sweet."

The group came with 20,000 signatures of people who want the Milton Hershey school to reverse its decision.  

They said they hope to hurt the school financially by putting pressure on the Hershey Company.

"It's important to put pressure on Hershey because it's not right. The boy is 13-years-old, said pastor Jeffrey Jordan of the Metropolitan Community Church of Philadelphia. He emits all the qualities for the school. He's sick and we cannot discriminate against people who are sick".

The staff at the Milton Hershey School is understanding in viewpoints on the situation.  

"We understand that people have different points of view on this matter. We are here to serve children in need, said Connie McNamara spokeswoman of The Milton Hershey School. "This was a difficult decision for us. We want to do the right thing and we're looking forward to hearing from the court."

The case is currently being debated in federal court.

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