Voters approve plan to build new building that will replace Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown

A new building will replace Sandy Hook Elementary School after voters overwhelmingly approved the plan.

A new building will replace Sandy Hook Elementary School after voters overwhelmingly approved the plan. (10/6/13)

NEWTOWN - A new building will replace Sandy Hook Elementary School after voters overwhelmingly approved the plan yesterday.

More than 4,500 residents voted in favor of the plan, with less than 600 opposing it. Town officials already voted to accept $50 million from the state to tear down the school and build a new one, but the town charter requires voters to approve the plan.

Sandy Hook was the site of the mass shooting in December last year that left 20 children and six teachers dead. Students are now attending class at a temporary school building in nearby Monroe.
 

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