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Publicity will be reined in when Sandy Hook demolition begins


Contractors involved in the demolition of the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., are being required to sign confidentiality agreements that prohibit them from publicly discussing the site, taking photographs or disclosing information about the school. The Danbury News-Times reports that town leaders and construction managers are trying to prevent anyone from generating publicity from work on the site. Demolition of the school building is slated to begin next week, and be finished before the Dec. 14 anniversary of the shooting last year that killed 20 young students and six adults. After the existing facility is demolished, a new Sandy Hook will be built; it is expected to open in 2016.

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Anonymous (not verified)
on Oct 22, 2013

What a waste of resources to tear the existing school down and then re-build it. Any of the kids that were there last December will have moved on to other schools, so it would be better to keep the present structures change some minor features, repaint the entire school, and re-name it. New incoming kids will never know what happened there. School resources are scarce and this is a most foolish way to use them.

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