SANDY HOOK, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — It’s the first day of classes at the brand new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

The new building was constructed on the site, but further back on the property, where the former school once stood. The old school was the scene of the 2012 shooting massacre that killed 20 students and six staff members.

Classroom doors at the new, gated school have deadbolt locks and the glass is impact resistant. There are also surveillance cameras throughout the building.

The original building was demolished in 2013 after a public vote. Since then, students have attended classes at a temporary location in nearby Monroe.

Construction of the new school was completed in 2015. The $50 million project was paid for by a grant from the state.

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  1. Al says:

    1) Wouldn’t be ironic if all those “safety” features ended up obstructing emergency access to the building, especially the metal “shades” by the windows?

    2) Another symptom of the “snowflake generation”. Our Lady of the Angels School burned in Chicago in 1958, 96 dead. They said Mass, buried the dead, tore down the damaged building and built another one. No debate, no rainbows and butterflies.

    Investigate the truth about Sandy Hook…

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