Wheatley High School demolition to continue

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HOUSTON, Tx. -- The war over what was once Wheatley High School has finally come to an end.

Last week, the HISD school board voted to tear down the original Wheatley High School in the fifth ward and build a new school in its place -- the Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men.

However, that decision was met with some opposition.

Community leaders and HISD met in court again today after a suit was filed against the school district, but the case was dismissed.

The new school that HISD plans to build is named after Wheatley High School alumnus and Congressman, Mickey Leland, who died in a plane crash in Ethiopia back in 1989.

Even though materials from the original building, like bricks and ornaments, are going to be included in the design, this wasn't the outcome some were hoping for.



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