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Boston Latin Academy Students Protest Possible Move

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BLA students protest a possible move. (Photo Courtesy: UniversalHub.com) *For more photos from Tuesday's protest, visit UniversalHub.com*

BLA students protest a possible move. (Photo Courtesy: UniversalHub.com) *For more photos from Tuesday’s protest, visit UniversalHub.com*

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BOSTON (CBS) – Students with noisemakers and signs staged a brief protest outside the Boston Latin Academy in Dorchester Tuesday afternoon.

They want the school department to know they do not want to leave the building the Latin Academy has called home for decades.

The school department was set to vote Wednesday night on whether to move the students to a building in Hyde Park.

The city’s proposed plan would be to move the Boston Arts Academy out of their crumbling building across from Fenway Park and into the current Boston Latin Academy space.

Latin Academy would be moved to the old Hyde Park High School.

Latin Academy music teacher Aton Warman does not want to take his students out of the arts facilities here.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

“If we move to Hyde Park, all the connections that have been fostered here… will be broken,” he said.

Many parents say the new prospective home is inconvenient, is in poor shape, and is too small.

The school department argues that the Old Hyde Park High School can be renovated.

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