06/20/2012 11:27 EDT | Updated 08/20/2012 05:12 EDT

New Brunswick high school relocation prompts legal action from community group

MONCTON, N.B. - Concerned New Brunswick citizens are taking legal action against the provincial government's decision to relocate a local high school.

The Royal Hoax lobby group has filed a lawsuit against the province asking the courts to halt the proposed relocation of Moncton High School.

Moncton High is more than 75-years-old and the New Brunswick government intends to replace it with a new facility on the outskirts of the city.

But opponents say the school needs to remain downtown rather than be moved to a site about eight kilometres from the city's centre.

The Department of Education committed to building a new school after Moncton High was closed in 2010 over health and safety concerns.

The inner-city school reopened to students last fall.

(CKNI, The Canadian Press)

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