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NEWTOWN MASSACRE Officials Debate Reopening Sandy Hook Mario Tama/Getty

Officials Debate Reopening Sandy Hook

Will the site of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre reopen its doors? That emotionally charged question was raised during a meeting Friday night between more than two dozen officials, who admitted the conversation was “difficult.” The other option on the table is to raze the building and open a new school down the street. Some Sandy Hook teachers reportedly emerged from the meeting in tears, while victims’ families are staunchly against children returning to the campus where 20 first-graders and six staffers were shot dead in December. "I will chain my body to it and protest if they try to reopen it," said Erica Lafferty, the daughter of late Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung.

May 3, 2013 9:46 PM