GREENSBORO, N.C. — Brenda Dawson says she’s been in the dark since Friday. 

“People were learning about it on the news and on Facebook,” Dawson said. 

She said she got a call from Gateway Education Center’s principal over the weekend. The school services special needs students. Her 9-year-old son Connor has been going there for the past three years.

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“The principal called me on Saturday and explained the school would be closing because it was going to cost 11 million dollars to fix the school, that it was so bad they just could not repair it.”

But she said that’s contradictory to a facilities report Guilford County Schools published back

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