From This is True:
Colman Chadam, 11, was “optimistic and enthusiastic and overall, awesome,” when he started classes at Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto, Calif., says his mother, Jennifer. “Now he’s been told he’ unsafe.”
What did he do? Nothing — other than his parents were told 11 years ago that he carries one of about 2,000 gene variations that can cause cystic fibrosis — which is true for every 1 in 25 humans. He doesn’t have the disease, or any symptoms, but the school has ordered him to transfer to another school, farther from home.
The school says that it already has students with CF, and having Colman near them is “unsafe” for them.
The parents are asking a court to step in. … Let’s hope the judge is old enough to have had a better science education than the school administrators. (RC/San Francisco Chronicle)
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