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Plantation renamed for Cpl. Michael Middlebrook

Posted: 6:42 PM, Aug 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-08 19:42:06-04

The Lafayette Parish School Board has unanimously voted to re-name Plantation Elementary to Corporal Michael Middlebrook Elementary School.

Middlebrook was the Lafayette Police Officer killed in the line of duty last fall.

Next up, the board considers renaming N.P. Moss to Baranco Academy, to honor the late Dr. Raphael Baranco, who died this year. He was a school board member, a dentist and a civil rights leader in Lafayette for many years.

Baranco, and the late Tony Chiasson were the first African-American people elected to the Lafayette board. Chiasson’s son, Tehmi, now serves on the board.