AIDS: Panic in Arcadia

Panic in Arcadia

When Clifford Ray took sons Richard, 10, Robert, 9, and Randy, 8, to the first - day of classes in Arcadia, Fla., last week, half the 693 students at Memorial Elementary School were missing. The Ray boys, all hemophiliacs, have been exposed to the AIDS virus, and many children were kept home.

After Ray and his wife Louise informed the school board of their children's condition last fall, the boys were barred from classes. The Rays sued, citing doctors who said the brothers posed no threat. Last month the school was ordered to readmit the boys.

Arcadia did not accept the...

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