Ten months after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, local officials in Newtown, Connecticut, are getting closer to deciding what should happen to the scene of the crime. Last week, the Connecticut State Bond Commission approved $3.7 million for a replacement school for Sandy Hook students.
A panel of Newtown parents, officials and community members have long-favored a plan that involves tearing down the old school, where 20 children and six adults perished on December 14, 2012. Under this plan, their wish could be granted as soon as November.
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The new school will have a new address -- 12 Riverside Drive -- and the road leading to the site of the old school would be decommissioned.
Previously, HLN examined a very delicate question: What should be done with the sites of tragic events like the Sandy Hook shooting? Or the Aurora theater shooting? Do you destroy these places? Do you change them? Or do you carry on?
History has shown us there is no right answer. For every site of mass casualties, there has been a different response. However, all of the solutions -- including the ones shown above -- have aimed to convey the same emotions: hope, strength and solidarity among survivors.