NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A task force of elected officials in Newtown on 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.
As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, the group of 28 town elected officials voted unanimously in favor of a plan that would construct a new building in the same location.
“Many, many years, this land was used as a place for learning and happiness, and I would hate for this land to be used for anything different than was it was intended,” one task force member said.
The proposal now goes to the local school board, which has final authority.
If approved, the new school could open in 2016.