Mayor Burchett supports new middle school in Hardin Valley

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett showed up Monday night to talk to a group of people hoping to bring a new middle school to Hardin Valley.

The group is made up of people from Farragut, Karns, Hardin Valley and Cedar Bluff. They say the area has grown so much that a new middle school is needed to ease over crowding in the other schools.

All area middle schools are almost at, or already over capacity and a lot of people say building a new school is just the answer.

Mayor Burchett agrees.

"Absolutly we need one," he insisted. "This area is so successful. Folks want to live here. I don't blame them. I grew up in West Knoxville. It is something that is going to be need int he future."

People in the Gibbs community are also making a similar push.

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