Sandy Hook Elementary School has been given a chance for a new start. On Saturday, Newtown, Connecticut, residents voted to demolish and rebuild the school.
The site of the tragic school shooting that took 26 lives last December could be torn down before the end of the year, and the hope is that the new facility -- located at the same site -- will open by early 2016.
More than 90 percent of voters were in favor of the referendum, which allots $50 million of state money for the demolition and construction. Since August, the town has been working on a design blueprint for the new building.