More than 800 people have asked to pause plans to build a new K-8 school at the intersection of Fort Washington Road and East Swan Creek Road.
FORT WASHINGTON, Md. — There is a petition growing online about plans to build a new K-8 school in Prince George’s County.
The proposed school building is scheduled to be built at the corner of Fort Washington Road and East Swan Creek Road.
As of Wednesday morning, more than 800 people have signed a Change.org petition to protest the building.
“The citizens of the Tantallon area of Fort Washington, MD oppose the building of a 2000 student school on the 23 acre wooded lot at the corner of Fort Washington & East Swan Creek Roads. This development would have a great impact on the environmentally peaceful area by adding increased flooding, traffic, light and noise pollution to the surrounding neighborhoods,” organizers wrote on the online petition.
For the last five weekends, homeowners gathered in the Tantallon area to protest the proposed school location.
Ed Burroughs, a member of the Prince George’s County Board of Education representing District 8,…