posted on May, 11 2013 @ 01:51 AM
Well, this comes as a surprise! I've heard of whole areas of a school being sealed off and/or rebuilt. This is a new one for the entire facility
being demolished and rebuilt from scratch, isn't it? I'm really curious..has anyone heard of this before?
NEWTOWN — After considering 40 locations, deliberating for weeks and hearing from countless residents, officials Friday decided the Sandy Hook
Elementary School community belongs in its original home — but in a new building.
A 28-member task force late Friday voted unanimously to construct a new school on the existing site of the old Sandy Hook school, after focusing
heavily on that site and the Senior Athletic Field on Riverside Road. Members also considered the Fairfield Hills property and Reed Intermediate
School Friday, but decided those weren’t viable options.
Some people have told task force members they did not want to go back to that site, and especially not to the current building, members said.
James Gatson said he also thinks about the families that might want to move to Sandy Hook and how they might feel about sending their young children
I'm not quite sure how I'd feel about this, personally. I have no question about not sending my kid to the same building, specific to where the
events happened. (No.) I'm just not sure if I'd want him there at all. Rebuilt or not.
I'm one of those people who believes a location can retain "memory" or echos of a particularly powerful event. Call it haunting or, literally,
echo. Either way, I'd really have to be there to see if there was anything to be felt in that way?
It's ....unsettling. So many innocents in such an instant and brutal way. There has to be remnants that will always be at that spot. Then again, it
isn't my community and no where near what impacts me personally, so it's really what they think is best.
*Note: The topic tends to get wayyy out there in odd directions, no matter what aspect is ever brought up about it. It's my hope we can avoid that
here. It's really regarding the decision to demolish and rebuild on the same site as well as an open question?
What do parents here think for how they'd feel about sending their kids back to the same site something of this scale happened?
Would it even be an issue?