School board renames Robert E. Lee Elementary

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SAN DIEGO -- San Diego School Board Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary as Pacific View Leadership Elementary.

Those who wanted the change said Lee's name is synonymous with slavery, hatred and discrimination.

There were others who wanted the name to remain.

"There's no justice in this, the majority of citizens oppose this name change," said Daniel Smiechowski, who did not support the name change.

The school's new name, according the board members, was conceived by the students themselves.