Pulverizing of Sandy Hook School Begins
Closed from public, to be completed by shooting anniversary
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2013 9:38 AM CDT
This Dec. 14, 2012 aerial file photo shows Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

(Newser) – It was a plan months in the making, but construction crews this week began the take-down of Sandy Hook Elementary School. "Rarely has a major tear-down been conducted in such a hushed manner," observes the Los Angeles Times. Passers-by will have no view of the work site, which the AP reports is staffed by contractors who have signed confidentiality agreements; workers will also guard the perimeter to ensure no photos are taken.

Further, every bit of material (down to the jungle gym) will be pulverized on site; metal will be hauled away and melted down in an effort to eliminate nearly every trace of the building—and prevent any bit of it from ending up "on eBay," says the town's first selectman. Demolition will conclude before the Dec. 14 anniversary of the shootings, and a new school will eventually be erected on the same land. But there will be changes. For one, the entrance will be moved so people won't have to pass by the firehouse, where parents waited to learn of their children's fates on the day of the shooting.

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1freeusa
Oct 27, 2013 3:15 PM CDT
Stupid is as stupid does. This is pretty stupid. A little bleach, a few new tiles, and mortar patch ....less than $10,000.00 tax payer dollars. 10 years from now only the family members will remember anyway.
Grokthat
Oct 25, 2013 9:18 AM CDT
I sure the NRA doesn't object to its demolition either.
julianpenrod
Oct 24, 2013 11:26 PM CDT
On Christmas Day 2011, Madonna Badger's house in Connecticut burned down suspiciously. The local authorities declare there will be no investigation and they ordered the house razed without examining the remains. They insist that there must have been some embers from the fireplace in a bag of charcoal placed on a mud porch, and they demand that everyone agree with them. Earlier this year, three women were supposedly “freed” from a decade of “captivity” in a house in Cleveland. Since that time, local authorities have ordered the house demolished and the purported “captor”, Ariel Castro, is claimed to have “committed suicide” in his cell. Now the Newtown school, whose lie of a “mass killing” still has innumerably many flaws that all shills promoting the lie refuse ever to address, is being demolished, even though structurally, it is still sound and with orders not to let anyone even to take photographs of the process. Apparently, among other things, to keep people from realizing that there aren't as many classrooms for as many classes and students the lie requires. Among other things, it appears the group of children claimed to have been slain did not even exist. The “excuse” involves not “offending” the “sensitivities” of the “parents” of the “children” declared killed. Interestingly, in February 2001, Dale Earnhardt, Sr. was declared to have been killed in the NASCAR Daytona 500. In the race, Earnhardt's car suddenly started acting erratically and began skidding sideways. Its previous forward speed of about 140 miles per hour was now turned into a 130 mile per hour skid sideways along the track and a 20 mile per hour dawdle forward, across the track, in front of the advancing cars, where it touched the wall and, continuing to skid sideways, “exchanged paint” with the wall. This mishap was declare to have caused Earnhardt's “death” due to a “basilar skull fracture”. People have gone flying through the air, their cars bursting into flame, and they escaped alive; Dale Earnhardt, Sr., veteran of years of racing gets involved in something little different from an amusement park ride and it kills him? People were susopisiouc after the event and wanted to review his supposed x-rays, but, to keep the public from learning this was all a lie, the “court” ordered his x-rays sealed. “To avoid 'offending' the 'sensitivities' of Earnhardt's family”. How similar the fate of the Newtown school, too, to the Twin Towers in New York. It was ordered that there be no forensic examination of the remains. After all, an examination would reveal that concealed explosive squibs had brought the towers down! And the “government” had already supplied the lie that the gullible were supposed to believe. Just another scam by the New World Order, with the dullards unwilling to see the faults and ask any questions.