Mills Park Middle School sixth graders move through the hallways between periods in Cary, N.C. on May 19, 2015. Mills Park is so crowded that some Wake County school leaders want to speed up construction of a new middle school near Alston Ridge Elementary.
Mills Park Middle School sixth graders move through the hallways between periods in Cary, N.C. on May 19, 2015. Mills Park is so crowded that some Wake County school leaders want to speed up construction of a new middle school near Alston Ridge Elementary. Corey Lowenstein clowenst@newsobserver.com
Mills Park Middle School sixth graders move through the hallways between periods in Cary, N.C. on May 19, 2015. Mills Park is so crowded that some Wake County school leaders want to speed up construction of a new middle school near Alston Ridge Elementary. Corey Lowenstein clowenst@newsobserver.com
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