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Residents outraged at electronic sign installed at D.C. school

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Neighbors say they were never consulted about the installation of an electronic informational sign on a D.C. public school in Northwest.

Contractors working for the city installed and turned on the signs Tuesday at the Oyster-Adams School.

It's been turned off for the night after furious residents complained.

Residents insist the bright sign has no business being the because this neighborhood, Washington Heights, is in a historic district.

Earlier in the evening, one city agency spokesperson said the proper permits were attained for this project. But late Wednesday, another agency spokesperson says that's not the case.

Representatives from both agencies plan on meeting tomorrow to sort all this out.

Councilman Jim Graham says he's working on the issue. The future of the sign remains unclear.

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