50 students removed from Kansas City school

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City School district has removed 50 students from a school that has been plagued by fights and false fire alarms.

District officials blame the problems at the African-Centered College Preparatory Academy on an unexpected surge in enrollment.

The students were removed after fights broke out at the school Friday when students were in an auditorium because of false fire alarms.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/UDw07J ) the removed students will be sent to the district’s alternative school, to neighborhood high schools or allowed to enroll in online programs.

The academy is a magnet school, which means students can enroll from throughout the district. The high school was preparing for an enrollment of about 350 students this year, but more than 700 students showed up for the fall semester.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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