Updated: Friday, 18 Jan 2013, 10:57 PM EST
Published : Friday, 18 Jan 2013, 6:50 PM EST
NEWTOWN, Conn. (WTNH) -- It's been a point of contention for several weeks now about what should be done with the old Sandy Hook Elementary School in the wake of the tragic shootings.
All options are on the table, including tearing it down and Friday night residents met for a second time to start hashing out the details.
"I'm not belittling any child's wish to go back to school but we also need to consider what the day looks like when they actually do have to cross that threshold," said Jill Lester.
Hundreds came and stood before their neighbors and voiced their opinions about where should the Sandy Hook Elementary School be located.
"My son goes there, well went there, was a fourth grader," said Jose Sabillo.
"Do you want him going back," asked News 8's Bob Wilson.
"No and he wouldn't wanna. We never talked about it but I'm pretty confident he wouldn't wanna," said Sabillo.
Town leaders and teachers have been in contact with the principal of Columbine High School in Colorado. He has been helpful lending advice on what he did to get their school reopened after their shooting and people here have listened.
"Of course my kids went there and we have great memories but I also have friends that have lost children and I'm very empathetic to their feelings as well so um, I don't really think I'm the one that should be making that kind of a decision but if it goes to a town vote, I wanted to be educated and kind of listen to other peoples opinions to help make my decision," said Jill Previs.
If they tear it down what will be put in its place? Some say they should keep a wall or a classroom and leave it standing and put a memorial around it as a place residents can go to for peace.
"I'd like to see something that's got water. I love the idea of a waterfall and something that...a place that we can all go and reflect because it's just...we're just a town in grief and it's just so hard to get your arms around this, that it happened," said Previs.