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September 30, 2013
By Ashley Rowland and Yoo Kyong Chang
© Stars and Stripes

SEOUL — The construction problems that delayed the opening of the new Camp Humphreys high school raise questions about the timetable for the relocation of U.S. troops in South Korea.

The reason for the delay — which was announced about a week before school was to begin on Aug. 26 — has not been made public, with teachers, parents and students saying they are still in the dark.

Even the South Korean military agency overseeing the project said it was left out of those discussions.

“We wonder what the problems are,” said a South Korean spokesman for MURO, the Ministry of National Defense-USFK Relocation Office.

Despite multiple requests for information about the delayed opening at the school, U.S. Forces Korea and MURO have each claimed the other is responsible for responding.