NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Officials in Newtown, Conn., have it on good authority that fifth-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School buried a time capsule on the property in 1980. Now, as the deadline to tear down the school draws near, they’re looking for former students who might remember exactly where it was placed.
Newtown First Selectwoman Pat Llodra told WCBS’ Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau that she hopes the time capsule can be found before a new school is built on the property, likely next spring, or else it could be lost forever.
“Once we enter into the development of the site, there’s going to be heavy equipment there,” she said. “Parking lots will be taken up. There’s going to be a lot of disturbance to the area.”