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School to consider new vaccine exemption after autistic child’s case in Yates, Monroe counties

By next week an 11-year-old boy with severe autism could be back in school after being barred for not having certain vaccines.

This all started when Thorn Schwartz’s medical exemption was denied by BOCES 1, his school district.

Thorn had the exemption for three years in a row, but because of new state guidelines set this summer, he was denied this year.

So Thorn’s dad, who is a lawyer, sued his school principal and doctor.

On Friday, while Thorn waited in the courthouse with his sisters, they worked out a deal with Supreme Court Judge Bill Taylor.

Thorn’s doctor is going to submit a new exemption. The school is going to look at it and decide within 24 hours. All this could happen on Monday.

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