CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) — Dozens of Johnston County families packed the Gateway Conference Center in Clayton Monday night to find if they won a lottery.

Johnston Charter Academy administrators randomly selected the names of its first 600 students from 1,251 applications. The kindergarten through seventh-grade academy will open this fall in Clayton as the second charter school in Johnston County,

Neuse Charter School in Smithfield opened in 2007. It offers classes for students through 12th grade.

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