Skip to comments.Boy banned from school for carrying cystic fibrosis gene
Posted on 10/20/2012 11:55:14 AM PDT by Tired of Taxes
A California boy has been ordered to transfer to another middle school because he carries the genetic mutations for cystic fibrosis even though his doctors and parents maintain he does not have the incurable, non-infectious disease, the San Francisco Gate reported.
School officials said they believe 11-year-old Colman Chadams genetic makeup may put other students at risk and ordered him to move from Palo Altos Jordan Middle School to another district middle school three miles away after his parents disclosed his condition on a medical form in the beginning of the school year.
Colman has never had the lung problems associated with the disease, has never required treatment and tested negative on a sweat test, which is the definitive diagnostic test, his parents, Jamy and Jennifer Chadman, said Thursday.
The Chadmans said they only disclosed his condition out of an overabundance of caution and tried to convince the school officials that he does not have classic cystic fibrosis and therefore is not a risk.
While cystic fibrosis is not contagious, bacteria from the disease can be dangerous to others who have it as well, and non-siblings are advised to stay 3 to 6 feet away from each other, according to the Chronicle. A pair of siblings at Colmans school do have the disease, which prompted school officials to force Colman to change schools seven weeks into the year.
Colmans parents took the school district to court Friday to fight the decision. Colman will be home-schooled until it is determined whether he can stay at Jordan or must go to Terman Middle School.
Honestly, if I felt Colman was a risk to others, I would move him," Jennifer Chadam said. "I don't want anyone to get sick."
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What’s next? Banning colored socks? Oh, wait ... never mind.
You can’t say “colored” any more, that’s “RASIS”!
But a kid with AIDS will be welcomed and encouraged to “mainstream” in all activities. . .to include contact sports.
..but MRSA is OK—and HIV...
Stunning absence of logic by the powers that be.
If there is a problem with this child attending one Middle School, how does transferring him to another one 3 miles away solve the problem?
Are they actually too stupid to know you cannot ‘catch’ a GENETIC disease????
precaution is always a good idea. Besides they can't stay 3-6 feet apart, especially in sex-ed during bed position demonstrations for the final grade period.
They don’t call it the “land of fruits and nuts” for nothing.
From a liability perspective, the school probably made the right move.
If you read the details, it becomes clear that they’re not that stupid.
If he had AIDS they wouldn’t dare do this to him. The heterophobes would go insane.
Tough luck kid, next time carry a sickle cell anemia gene.
Gattica here we come...
I just went to my 50th high school reunion with two other women. We, and one other woman who died of CF some years back, started singing together in a church choir when we were 3 years old, and continued our close association until age 18. We breathed each other’s breath, held each other’s hands and music sheets, and never gave it a moment’s thought. As noted, the three survivors are now 68 years old.
Those poor liberals are afraid of everything but unprotected deviant sex.
Okay, so if a piano player can be called a “pianist” why can’t a race car drive be called a “racist” .... one wonders.
If the kids had AIDS, too, he’d be named an Honorary Founder of the school.
These officials would probably insist that those with Down’s Syndrome be quarantined, so as not to infect the population at large.
So, tell me, what bacteria does a kid with a single copy of the CF gene and WHO DOES NOT HAVE AND WILL NEVER GET cystic fibrosis have that a kid who doesn't have his own copy of a CF gene can catch?