Canada high school named after Prince Andrew will rename

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“We are changing the name to move in a different direction due to the negative reports about Prince Andrew,” school principal Craig Campbell instructed CNN in an e mail. “We hope to build our identity as a positive, supportive school community with a name to match.”
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Local residents will have an opportunity to submit identify strategies to a six-person renaming committee that features college students, employees and group members. The high three names will then be beneficial to the Halifax Regional Centre for Education, which will have ultimate approval.

Prince Andrew still has options in his sex abuse civil case. But none look good.
The school’s resolution follows a ruling from a New York choose earlier this month {that a} civil lawsuit in opposition to Prince Andrew could transfer ahead.
The 61-year-old royal is being sued by Virginia Giuffre, who alleges she was trafficked by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and compelled to carry out intercourse acts with the prince on the age of 17. Prince Andrew has vigorously denied these claims.
The allegations in opposition to the prince have tarnished his public standing and prompted different members of the royal household to distance themselves from the Duke of York.
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A Florida school board is renaming middle and high schools honoring Confederate leaders
Most lately, Prince Andrew was stripped of his honorary army titles and charities. A royal supply confirmed to CNN’s Max Foster Prince Andrew will additionally not use the type “His Royal Highness” in any official capability.

The Canadian school joins a prolonged listing of establishments which have determined to take away ties to controversial namesakes in recent times.

Across the United States, school boards and districts have opted to search out new names for faculties named after Confederate leaders or different public figures — equivalent to actor Bill Cosby, who noticed his identify faraway from buildings, workshops and a professorship as a legal trial in opposition to him unfolded.

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