HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- The state approved funding to start the demolition of the Sandy Hook School in Newtown.
Residents of Newtown will go to the polls one week from Saturday in a referendum on accepting the $50 million gift from the state to tear down and build a new Sandy Hook School at the approximate same location.
on Friday, the State Bonding Commission, at the direction of the Governor, approved the first $3.7 million for work done so far and to help with the demolition.
News 8 has learned that the demolition plan includes assuring that nothing leaves the Sandy Hook school site in any recognizable condition.
That means everything, right down to the bricks, will be ground up before it leaves the site, to be sure that nothing, as one source put it; 'ends up on eBay.'
The plan also includes designating the exact area where the murders took place as a 'sacred area' where nothing will be built or even stored until the town decides if some type of memorial is appropriate.
State Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, whose district includes Newtown, and who has announced his intention to challenge Governor Malloy next year, has nothing but praise for him on this.
"I complement the Governor, Lt. Governor, the federal members of Congress, Democratic leaders, Republican leaders," McKinney said. "All came together and said we're going to rebuild that school and once making a commitment he's followed through on that commitment and I appreciate that."
While many may wonder why anyone would vote against the town receiving the $50 million gift; there are people in town that are against rebuilding a school at the same location.
If the referendum fails, the town would have to pay for all this themselves through some kind of tax hike.
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