Latest designs for Sandy Hook school

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Architects for the new Sandy Hook Elementary School tonight will present the latest sketches of what that school will look like.

The way architects describe it, the new school will embrace you in its arms. The public got a preview of the plans three weeks ago, and tonight we should see them in more details.

Hundreds of people gave their input and it’s not an easy thing. The building where a lone gunman killed more than two dozen people is no more. The town decided it couldn’t stand to look at it and tore it down.

Preliminary design for new Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Preliminary design for new Sandy Hook Elementary School.

This new school will be built on the same property, because they couldn’t find anywhere else that made sense.

It has to serve the more than 50,000 people who live in Newtown, while remembering the 26 people killed there in December of 2012. It’s going to do that with that open-armed embrace, lots of sunlight and a garden that brings everyone closer to nature.

And of course, it has to be very secure — a tough balance.

The architects are presenting the latest plans to the public at 7 o’clock at Newtown High School.

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