New School Readied for Newtown Survivors
After massacre, Sandy Hook may never reopen
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2012 1:59 AM CST
White balloons decorate the sign for the Sandy Hook Elementary School as a Connecticut State Trooper stands guard.   (AP Photo/David Goldman)

(Newser) – The sound of kids' voices may never again fill the halls of the Sandy Hook Elementary School where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults, USA Today reports. Work crews are fixing up an unused school some 15 minutes away and it will be ready for Sandy Hook's 450 students by Wednesday, though it's not clear when they will resume classes. Students at other public schools in Newtown will be back at school tomorrow.

Police will be stationed at the former Chalk Hill Middle School when it does reopen, and the news media will be banned apart from a single camera crew allowed to take video but not to interview students. "We don't want to disrupt the students any more than they have been," a police spokesman says, adding that police have received a flood of phone calls from people offering to help get the school building ready. "We're a small community. We help each other," he says.

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Dec 17, 2012 11:47 AM CST
Good, they will probably build a new school or use the old middle school. And right2dave, laptop computers have not been manufactured for 40 years... thank goodness. I know people like to use childish terms in our society, like using "o" for the number zero which is entirely stupid -- since "o" is on the 6 key of our celllular telephones and will not work for a number on our computers -- the proper official manufacturing terminology is "notebook computer".
Dec 17, 2012 10:09 AM CST
The price for allowing little boys their fascination with killing toys. Wake up America. Repeal the Second Amendment.
Dec 17, 2012 5:43 AM CST
Insane tragedy!!! A mentally ill person who should have been institutionalized, but due to liberal policies and "civil rights", nothing was done. Now, a new school and the comment about a lap top and bullet proof vest is uncalled for. Instead, let's bring God and faith back into the school, ban violent video games and here's a thought..teach them to write instead of playing video games.