AISD changes name of Lanier High School

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Independent School District voted Monday night to change the name of Sidney Lanier High School. The north Austin high school will now be named Juan Navarro High School. 

Navarro graduated from Lanier in 2007. He was killed by an IED while serving in Afghanistan in July 2012. He was 23 years old at the time.

Lanier fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War and later became a poet.

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