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Sandy Hook school opening to public, 4 years after massacre

1 year 2 months 3 weeks ago Friday, July 29 2016 Jul 29, 2016 July 29, 2016 3:13 AM July 29, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEWTOWN, Conn. - The public will get its first glimpse of the Connecticut school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred.

The old Sandy Hook Elementary School was torn down after the gunman's rampage in December 2012.

The new $50 million, 86,000-square-foot school was built on the same property but not in the old footprint, and is scheduled to open next month.

A media tour will precede a public open house on Friday.

Superintendent Joseph Erardi says the district hopes that allowing everyone a look at the school this week will give students a "quiet, respectful, and appropriate opening as teachers and students return to the new school year" on Aug. 29.

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