Newtown parents Sunday discussed perhaps demolishing the grade school where Adam Lanza massacred pupils and teachers last month.
"Unless you were a parent of a Sandy Hook student that day and had to walk to that firehouse, you don't know how we feel," Christine Wilford, the mother of two children. "On that day, I looked around and it was my Sandy Hook family." When the parents arrived at the school after the December massacre, they were ordered to wait near a local firehouse, while authorities sifted through the crime scene.
The kids are presently attending classes in a nearby town, following the Adam Lanza incident, in which 26 people were gunned down at the Sandy Hook school. This is an interesting topic, because you can comprehend Newtown residents people not wanting to send their young children back there. It would indeed be eerie walking into that building every day, knowing Adam Lanza had once turned it into a killing field. Some Newtown children might even wind up transferring to private schools, instead.
Columbine High School was remodeled after the tragedy there in 1999, and remains open today. But, those students are teenagers, and not young children. This is of course a very difficult decision, because you are destroying a perfectly good facility, which cost millions of dollars to construct. And, where would the money for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School come from?