Closed schools could add to Memphis’ blight

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closed schoolsNeighbors say the old Melrose High School building in Orange Mound proves to be the worst that can happen to a school after it closes.

“The police patrol it the best they can, but you can only do so much … be better to have it gone,” said neighbor Semmie Askew.

Other closed schools have been demolished. A couple of signs stand as the only remains of Graceland Elementary in Whitehaven.

The uncertain future of school buildings is a major reason one board member voted against closing schools.

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