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Newtown residents demolish a school, and violent memories

By staff and wire services reports
October 25th, 2013

Demolition has begun at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman killed 20 students and six adults last December, NPR reports. Bricks will be pulverized, steel melted down and a new school built at the same location. Allison Hornak attended Sandy Hook Elementary School as a kid. After college, she returned home to Newtown, Conn., and opened an art gallery that’s within walking distance of where the mass killing took place. Hornak says she has a lot of fond memories of Sandy Hook — like a teacher who let her chew gum in class, and the pathways through the school. “The hallways all ran into one another and just formed this big loop,” Hornak says. “And when you were walking through, you’d see the inner courtyard and watching the seasons change in that courtyard…really stands out to me.”

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