Demolition begins on Connecticut school
October 25, 2013 10:20 AM

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The top elected leader in Newtown, Conn., says workers have begun demolishing the elementary school where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults.

First Selectman Pat Llodra said small-scale demolition is under way at the old Sandy Hook Elementary School building and the project will take several weeks.

She said Thursday that the building will be removed in pieces and there will be no wrecking ball action.

Newtown has accepted a $50 million state grant to raze the building and build a new school, expected to open by December 2016.

Contractors are being asked to destroy materials to eliminate nearly every trace of the building.

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