Saint Ignatius buys more time to save financially strapped school

The Hunts Point Catholic school needs to raise $1 million to keep the books open.

The Hunts Point Catholic school needs to raise $1 million to keep the books open. (5/7/13)

THE BRONX - A Hunts Point Catholic school in danger of being shut down has bought itself at least a few more weeks.

Saint Ignatius Middle School announced two weeks ago that it needed to raise $1 million by May 3 to keep the books open. Many students and parents started fundraising right away, buying some more time.

The financially strapped school say that parents can expect another update by May 24.

For reaction to the middle school's struggles, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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