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Confederate general's name removed for 'Justice High'

Randy Ireland 64 October 27, 2017

FALLS CHURCH, Va. –  A Virginia school board has opted for "Justice High" as the new moniker for a school named after a Confederate general.

The Fairfax County school board voted back in July to rename J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church. But it delayed choice of a new name to solicit input from families inside the school's attendance boundaries.

The community's top choice was to remove "J.E.B." and be known simply as "Stuart High." But in a 7-4 vote, the board opted for its own idea of Justice High.

The board considered and rejected two other names suggested by the community —Louis Mendez, a decorated World War II veteran and education advocate, and former Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Changing the name could cost as much as $900,000.