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Neighborhood rallies to save Carver High

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George Washington Carver High School students, parents and alumni aren't going down without a fight. More than 100 gathered Tuesday night to put together a plan to save the South Memphis high school.

"You have to understand that this affects not just the students at Carver High School but this effects the community because if you, if you kill the community, where will the students go? Where will your children and your children's children go?" said Carver High senior Romero Malone.

The Memphis City Schools board voted to start the process of closing Carver High School and several other schools in Memphis.

Interim Superintendent Dorsey Hopson recommended the schools to close to save money. According to the plan Carver High would merge with Booker T. Washington and Hamilton high schools.
"This is my home and us merging with Booker T. Washington or any other school, it's like somebody coming to your home telling you, 'you leave out of your home you pack up all your stuff up, you go live with somebody else. You can't stay here no more,'" Carver senior Jacari Stone said.
Students also warned of possible gang violence if Carver students merge into the two rival schools.
Members of the community agreed to form a committee to save the school. The school board will hold a public hearing before any closure is finalized.

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