In 1980, members of Sandy Hook Elementary School's fifth-grade class buried a time capsule somewhere on school grounds. Now town officials are trying to find it in the hopes of saving it from damage or destruction before construction gets underway for a new building.
First Selectman Pat Llodra said a member of the class got in touch with her about the capsule.
"What's in the capsule is whatever would have been appropriate for those 5th graders and those teachers, but we don't know what it contained," said Llodra. "We don't know whether it's wood or metal, or where it's located on the grounds."
Any Class of 1980 Sandy Hook students -- or any former faculty and staff who may have leads -- are asked to contact First Selectman Pat Llodra or Superintendent John Reed with their information.
SHS alumni Wendy Leahy Mitchell told Patch she believes the capsule or capsules may be buried in a shoebox, either in the courtyard or the baseball field.
Some residents from other years have also indicated their classes made time capsules, suggesting the grounds of Sandy Hook Elementary School may hold any number of capsules.