WEMU Local
8:38 am
Thu April 14, 2005

Residents Want Work On New High School Stopped

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor School Board got an earfull last night from residents concerned about the discovery of small-mouthed salamanders living on the site chosen for the district's new high school.
Some in the group claimed the salamander is an endangered species, and want the district to immediately stop all work at the site.
Schools superintendent George Fornero says the district believes "endangered" is a relative term because southeast michigan is on the northern fringe of the salamander's habitat, while they're plentiful in other parts of the country, where the climate is more suited to them.