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Group protests new Jemison High School

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A group of protesters stood across the street from the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jemison High School and McNair Junior High School on Pulaski Pike Friday morning. A group of protesters stood across the street from the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jemison High School and McNair Junior High School on Pulaski Pike Friday morning.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A group of protesters stood across the street from the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Jemison High School and McNair Junior High School on Pulaski Pike Friday morning.

They held signs that said, "Save the Johnson Jaguar"and "Welcome to North Huntsville, Silica Valley."

The Huntsville City SchoolDistrict is closing J.O. Johnson High School to open the new Jemison HighSchool. Ed White Middle School and Davis Hills Middle School are also closing.Those students will attend the new McNair Junior High School.

The protestorsare primarily alumni of Johnson High School. They are against changing theschool's name to Jemison High School. They are also concerned about the qualityof education the new school will offer. They want to make sure plenty ofadvanced placement classes, electives, and extracurricular activities areavailable to the students.

Lastly, the group has safety concerns regarding thenew school's location, due to the nearby rock quarry. They say it could causehealth issues for the students. The group is upset school officials are notaddressing their concerns, but one of the protestors said they will not giveup in their fight.

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