By Associated Press - Friday, June 3, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Students from a laboratory school located on the University of South Carolina’s campus are celebrating a 50th reunion of its graduating class of 1966.

The University High School operated from 1932 until 1966 and was run by the Columbia City Schools. Its teaching staff was composed of university faculty, but students from the School of Education also taught classes in order to gain teaching experience.

University spokesman John Brunelli says class members are touring Wardlaw College on Friday. The school was located in the building across from the Horseshoe.

The school’s students attended grades 7 to 12 and the student body was all-white. The school was closed after the university was integrated and Columbia City Schools remained segregated.

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