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Allen High School Graduation Moving To American Airlines Center

Allen school district officials say the high school graduation ceremony scheduled for early June is moving to the American Airlines Center in Dallas.

The decision follows the release of a preliminary engineering report showing major structural flaws in the $60 million high school football stadium. Repairing it may involve demolishing parts of the facility.

District officials closed the 18,000-seat stadium last month after the report revealed extensive cracking in the concourse.

The graduation ceremony will take place June 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Stella M. Chávez is KERA’s immigration/demographics reporter/blogger. Her journalism roots run deep: She spent a decade and a half in newspapers – including seven years at The Dallas Morning News, where she covered education and won the Livingston Award for National Reporting, which is given annually to the best journalists across the country under age 35.