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Newtown board mulls school plans

on May 04, 2013 10:29 AM

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown, Conn., officials have met to discuss what to do with the elementary school where 20 first-graders and six educators were shot to death in December, but they haven’t made a decision.

A task force of 28 local elected officials met Friday night for several hours and will return next week for another meeting.

They heard mixed opinions from residents on what should be done with Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The task force has narrowed a list of choices to renovating or rebuilding on the school site or building a new school on property down the street.

Brian Engel, who lost his daughter in the shooting, said he doesn’t want her brother going into the building where his older sister was killed.

“We do want him to go to Sandy Hook school,” Engel said, “but at an alternative location, not where his sister died.”

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