Petition Opposes New School Site
"I really don't know why they wanted to put it here at all because there aren't a lot of people out here," said Cheryl Lindahl, a supporter of the petition.
Lindahl, who lives across the street from the proposed site, says student drivers driving down the narrow country roads over the speed limit concerns her.
"We have WW, which people get killed on that every year," she said. "It's a two lane, hilly curvy road that isn't going to be very good for young drivers."
Lindahl said she thinks North Columbia could use the high school more.
"That's where the kids are actually going to need it is North because they don't have anything there," Lindalh said. "We have Rock Bridge and Hickman in this area that kids can go to, but North they really don't have anything."
Residents also said sewage and infrastructure would be very costly at the Southeast site.
A committee designed to suggest a high school site to the school board met Tuesday night at West Junior High School. Protesters presented their position then, but no vote took place.