Families fighting Alameda school closure despite possible earthquake danger

Parents and teachers protest the possible closure of Lum Elementary School in Alameda, Calif. on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (KGO-TV)

A showdown vote could shut down a beloved elementary school in Alameda. One soil analysis found that the ground beneath Lum Elementary School could liquefy in a big earthquake and the school could collapse.

Other engineering reports dispute those findings.

School board members want to close the school June 8 after school is out for the year. Many families are fighting the move, claiming the evidence is not strong enough to justify moving their children to other schools.

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