Newtown Leaders Vote to Raze Sandy Hook Elementary and Rebuild

In Newtown, CT, a task force made up of local elected officials voted unanimously last Friday to tear down and rebuild Sandy Hook Elementary School on the same site where a gunman massacred 20 children and six adults last December. 

Newtown First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra said the process of coming to a decision was especially difficult, but that it was important to come up with a practical solution.

“Ultimately, you’re confronted with what is possible. Not just where your emotions take you, but where does your head take you,” Llodra said. “Ultimately we need to bring a school back to Sandy Hook.”

The proposal now goes to the local board of education and to voters for approval.

To hear a full interview with Llodra, click above audio.