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L.A. Times Calls Beverly Hills PTA Subway Video 'Dramatic'

The video was paid for by Beverly Hills' umbrella PTA organization as part of their fight against routing the Westside Subway Extension under the city's high school.

A Los Angeles Times article quotes an engineer featured in a Beverly Hills PTA Council YouTube video depicting flames engulfing the city's high school as "over the top."

The video titled  was posted in late April. It warns viewers of the possibility of methane gas explosions at Beverly Hills High School should the Metropolitan Transportation Authority tunnel under the campus, which sits on an oil field. The Times article quotes an engineer hired by the Beverly Hills Unified School District who is featured in the video:

"I don't think having the big explosion [in the video] is as helpful as it could be," said Tim Buresh, the district's lead engineer on the subway issue. He said that when he agreed to speak for the cameras, he did not know that special effects would be used.

The PTA Council video has more than 6,000 views as of Monday. At the end of the video, viewers are asked to sign a petition to  from going under BHHS. The ability to leave comments about the video on the YouTube site has been disabled. 

To watch No Subway Under BHHS, click  here.

To read the Times article, click here.

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