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Plans for New $50 Million Sandy Hook Elementary School Unveiled

New school will replace the former building, which is where a gunman killed 26 people.

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Sandy Hook Elementary School students will be returning back to their brand new $50 million school in time for the 2016-17 school year, the Hartford Courant reports. 

Architects unveiled for the first time Thursday plans for the new school, which will replace the former school, which is the location of where a gunman killed 20 students and six staff members in December of 2012. 

About 60 people attended Thursday’s public forum, the Courant reports, and reviews were mainly positive from audience members. 

The new school, which will be built on the site of the former elementary school, but in a different spot, will be 86,800-square-feet and will accommodate pre-K to fourth-grade. 

The state is paying the entire $50 million project, the Courant reports. There are no plans for a memorial to be created at the new school site. 

The school will have state-of-the art security, but no specifics were given. The building will also be surrounded by trees with a rain garden out front, the Courant reports. 


lmf59 June 08, 2014 at 10:39 AM
Oh, so clever, Kevin. You must make huge contributions to society.
John Mainhart June 08, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Actually, it is not the amount of money we spend on schools that will stop these endless tragedies. It will be stopped when Americans in general teach our children values in the schools they build and teach them to rely on the strength of the family and God in times of crises. I 've given to Sandy Hook in terms of many prayers and limited money. People like Malloy and our President will never understand money is not the answer Both of them are more than happy to spend our money for any idea they have that they deem worthy. Too bad they don't spend their own money when they think of ideas that appeals to them.. This is not a criticism of Sandy Hook parents but a reflection on the present culture we have created in general and how it has affected our children.
John Mainhart June 09, 2014 at 05:33 PM
Mary Ann Jacob, I appreciate that you shared the facts with me because the truth is always easier to deal with. I have to reiterate my first objection because I sincerely believe we will not stop this national carnage by our youth until we recognize the cause and the fact that money is not the answer.
John Mainhart June 09, 2014 at 05:36 PM
I love you Mary Ann and God bless you.
QWERTY June 09, 2014 at 11:28 PM
I don't think anything would have prevented this tragedy. The mother collected a quarter of a million dollars, annually, while unemployed. If she didn't spend the money to help her son, I don't think there is anything government could have done.

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