Newtown panel: Tear down Sandy Hook, rebuild

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NEWTOWN, Conn.–A task force of elected officials in Newtown  Friday recommended tearing down Sandy Hook Elementary School, the school where 20 first-graders and six educators were killed in December, and rebuilding on the same site according to The Associated Press.

The group of 28 town elected officials voted unanimously in favor of a plan that would construct a new building in the same location.

The panel had narrowed a list of choices to renovating or rebuilding on the school site or building a new school on property down the street. Each would cost between about $48 million and $60 million.

The proposal now goes to the local school board, which has final authority.

The 430 surviving students are attending a renovated school renamed Sandy Hook Elementary School in the neighboring town of Monroe.

Read more at The Associated Press

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