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'Do the right thing': Franchot tours Lansdowne High as officials prepare to unveil renovation plans

'Do the right thing': Franchot tours Lansdowne High as officials prepare to unveil renovation plans

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot toured Lansdowne High School Thursday as a show of support for those who say the school needs a new building, not a renovated one.

Guided by Principal Ken Miller and technology teacher Jim Melia, Franchot inspected cracked floors, bowing walls and level changes that make it impossible for a student in a wheelchair to navigate hallways.

“They’re looking at fixing this?” Franchot said with a hand on a cracked, bowing wall. “Good luck.”

Lansdowne High has long been plagued by cracked floors, bursting pipes, brown water in drinking fountains and a sinking foundation. A 2014 facilities assessment ranked Lansdowne as the worst high school...

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