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Broughton students park on front lawn as protest

Posted September 19, 2008 8:17 p.m. EDT
Updated September 20, 2008 8:16 a.m. EDT

— Students at Broughton High School protested the parking situation at their school by parking their vehicles on the front lawn on Friday.

Wake County school officials asked the Raleigh City Council this week to allow the school to pave space in its front yard to expand its parking lot.

If the lawn isn't paved, the school will likely have to build a parking deck, which is more expensive, school officials said.

The council voted Tuesday to find ways to preserve land and look for additional parking for the school.

The site being considered is on the 26-acre campus of the school at 723 Saint Mary’s St.

The school, founded in 1929, is among the oldest of the 17 high schools in Wake County. The land being considered has been designated a historic landmark.