\u00a0The parents of an anonymous student at the Fay School in Southborough, Mass., allege that the Wi-Fi at the institution is making their child sick, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court earlier this month.\nThe child, identified only as \u201cG\u201d in court documents, is said to suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome. The radio waves emitted by the school\u2019s Wi-Fi routers cause G serious discomfort and physical harm, according to the suit, which was first reported by Courthouse News Service last week.\n+ ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD: HP serves up its open switches | Vint Cerf: 'Sometimes I'm terrified' by the IoT +\nThe lawsuit alleges that Fay\u2019s installation, in spring 2013, of new Wi-Fi routers that operate at 5GHz, instead of the older equipment\u2019s 2.5GHz, caused G to suffer a host of serious symptoms, ranging from nausea and rashes to headaches and even chest pain. G\u2019s parents want an injunction that would force the school to accommodate their child, either by providing cable Ethernet as an alternative or \u201cturning down\u201d the Wi-Fi in G\u2019s classrooms.\nThe head of the Fay School, Rob Gustavson, said in a statement published Monday that Fay has completed exhaustive studies of its local airwaves, and that the campus is entirely compliant with safety regulations. Emissions from access points, he wrote, citing a consultant\u2019s report, \u201cwere less than one ten-thousandth (1\/10,000th) of the applicable safety limits (federal and state).\u201d\nG\u2019s syndrome, often referred to as EHS, is a controversial one in the scientific world \u2013 studies have consistently showed that sufferers don\u2019t directly react to the presence of electromagnetic fields, but their symptoms persist. While G was diagnosed with EHS by a doctor \u2013 a fact that underpins much of the case \u2013 the syndrome isn\u2019t generally recognized among the broader medical community.\nThe physician who diagnosed G, Dr. Jeanne Hubbuch, said in a letter to the school last year that EHS was the only possibility that explains the symptoms.\n\u201cIt is known that exposure to Wi-Fi can have cellular effects,\u201d she wrote. \u201cThe complete extent of these effects on people is still unknown. But it is clear that children and pregnant women are at the highest risk.\u201d\nDistrict Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman has scheduled a hearing for September 4, ahead of Fay\u2019s fall classes resuming on September 9, according to a report from the Worcester Telegram. The family\u2019s lawyer, John J.E. Markham II, told the paper that the goal is to get a preliminary injunction that would allow G to attend school without discomfort.