Groundbreaking of New Castaic High School Sparks Protest

CASTAIC, Calif. (KTLA) — City officials in Castaic broke ground Wednesday on a new public high school, but some area residents have questioned its location.

About a dozen homeowners parked their cars on Romero Canyon Road, a private road which leads to the new school’s location, to get the attention of district officials.

“We’re not debating the fact that Castaic definitely does need a high school, but it needs a high school in a sound and logical location,” Castaic resident Kimberly Preziofo said.

Preziofo and other homeowners feel the rural location of the school would make for a dangerous drive for parents and students.

District officials said they plan to build two new access roads to the campus.

Sheriff’s deputies were on hand to make sure the protest remained peaceful.

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