The lavatories in the W. 120th St. building now reek of reefer, the adults say, and the high schoolers are a drag.
Continuing education students at Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center in Harlem say the recent arrival of a charter school in the building has made learning hell.
Now, they want to pump the brakes on the plan to expand the co-location.
The ninth-graders from Democracy Prep Charter School have been hard to handle since they arrived in the four-story building on W. 120th St. near Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., say the adults — some of whom are old enough to be called seniors.
The lavatories now reek of reefer, the adults say, and the high schoolers are a drag. In one instance, a ninth grader bumped into an older student outside the building and later tried to provoke a fight.
“I’m trying to learn and this throws my mind off,” said Calvin Jenkins, 62.
The Mid-Manhattan Adult Learning Center served roughly 2,800 students in 2012 and now shares space with 105 students from Democracy Prep.
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