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Education at the center of Daniel Island secession debate

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After voting to get a new school last year many Daniel Island residents now want to separate from Berkeley County because there's uncertainty about where the new school will be built.

"A lot of Daniel Island residents want their children to be educated on Daniel Island. Now there's talk about a new high school in the Cainhoy area which is closer than Hanahan where they go now and I think that's a major issue for people on the island," resident Diane MacKinnon said.

For Chris Hamlin who lives off the island but has children zones to Daniel Island Elementary School, a change in county brings more uncertainty to his children's schooling.

"if we go to Charleston County my neighborhood might go to Berkeley and then I don't know where my kids are going to go to school," Hamlin said. "Whether the school is on the island or not, it's a middle school we paid for that Berkeley County is going to pay for, I don't see a real benefit to going back to Charleston."

Many assume they would be under Charleston's government but there's no official word on how that would work.

"I've still got to read into it more but I just don't see the real benefit at the moment," resident Gerry Sampson said.

News 2 reached out to several Berkeley County representatives to help contribute to this story but none returned any phone calls on Sunday.

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