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AIDS Teacher Kept Out of Class

September 08, 1987

A federal judge today rejected a request from an Orange County man suffering from AIDS to return immediately to his job teaching hearing-impaired students.

In refusing to grant a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge William P. Gray said that teacher Vincent Chalk, 42, may win the right to return to the classroom after trial. But until then, Gray said, Chalk's return to the classroom would be "an unacceptable risk. . . . Being the parents of deaf children presents difficulties enough. I'm reluctant to add another difficulty."

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